MAKE PENSIONER WINTER DEATHS FROM COLD HISTORY
38 Degrees is a major petition website that has had many successes
in gaining the 100,000 and more signatures
to trigger politicians having to talk about the subject in government.
GIVE MEN AND WOMEN THE OPTION TO RETIRE AT 60 WITH A
(Disabled unemployed over 60 still having to sign on dole when not listed under unemployment statistics by government)
In the words of Desmond Tutu:
"There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in."
2.6 million pensioners
far, far below the breadline
Of the 4 million pensioners who might qualify for pension credit, One Third are not claiming pension credit that passports them into entitlement for further pensioner benefits.
MPs can issue a Statutory Instrument ( SI ) giving 28 days notice and that is the end of it in 5 weeks
Primary legislation could take 6 months to 2 years
to push through.
Primary legislation can fail.
£18,000 STATE PENSION
for all pensioner ages
Pay the same state pension money of
60 per cent of national average wage
to all UK citizen
men and women pensioners
new pensioners from age 60
regardless of National Insurance history and SERPs opt (the additional top up pension now abolished by the flat rate).
Stand up for our Grandparents. Increase the State pension
for our elderly people.
No old person should have to endure hypothermia related illness due to lack of heating.
No old person should have to go hungry because of lack of food.
UK has highest winter excess deaths of the elderly, more and more under age 64 for
over 50 years
My PENSION 60 NOW campaign is not affiliated to WASPI Ltd big campaign group
WASPI Ltd is campaigning only about the pension age rise to the 1950s born ladies from 60 til 66 from the Pension Bill 2011.
Following several years of independent research that the Cabinet Office attempted and failed to suppress, the book
‘Cash Not Care: the planned demolition of the UK welfare state’ was published 2016. The book contains all the evidence the government do not want the public to know, and all the details the national press and media refuse to report.
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LABOUR MANIFESTO – PENSIONER ISSUES
Chapter 5 - DIGNITY FOR PENSIONERS – page 54
Labour will always be on the side of pensioners and help ensure security and dignity for older people in retirement.
(Tories will end triple lock and means test
Winter Fuel Allowance so ending it for up to
10 million of the 12 million pensioners).
- guarantee the state pension ‘triple lock’ throughout the next Parliament. It will rise by at least 2.5 per cent a year or be increased to keep pace with inflation or earnings, whichever is higher.
WINTER FUEL ALLOWANCE – BUS PASS
-The Winter Fuel Allowance and
-free bus passes will also be guaranteed
-as universal benefits.
BRIT EXPAT PENSIONS
Labour will protect the pensions of UK citizens
living overseas in the EU or further afield.
NO PENSION 60 LADIES. WAIT FURTHER 72 MONTHS.
Chapter 5 Social Security
DIGNITY FOR PENSIONERS
1950s BORN LADIES DENIED STATE PENSION
60 TO 66 SINCE 2013
Over 2.5 million women born in the 1950s have had their state pension age changed without fair notification. These women deserve both recognition for the injustice they have suffered and some kind of compensation for their losses.
PENSION CREDIT OPTION TO 1950s BORN LADIES
Alongside our commitment to extend Pension Credit to hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable women,
Labour is exploring options for further transitional protections, to ensure that all these women have security and dignity in older age.
STATE PENSION BETTERED BY LABOUR
This must never happen again. Labour will legislate so that accrued rights to the basic state pension cannot be changed, but future benefits can.
NO MORE PENSION AGE RISES
The pension age is due to rise to 66 by the end of 2020. Labour rejects the Conservatives’ proposal to increase the state pension age even further.
PROTECTING WORKS PENSIONS
Chapter 5 – Social Security
DIGNITY FOR PENSIONERS
TORY THREAT TO COUNCIL WORKS PENSION FOR ALL PENSIONER AGESChapter 9 – Leading Richer Lives - LOCAL COMMUNITIES - Page 88 COUNCIL WORKS PENSION - Labour will give members of the Local Government Pension Scheme full trustee status to help control investments, and reduce fees and charges.
PROTECTING WORKS PENSIONS
Labour will amend the takeover regime to ensure that businesses identified as being “systemically important’ have a clear plan in place to protect workers and pensioners.
CHAPTER 1 - CREATING AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR ALL - PAGE 17 - A NEW DEAL FOR BUSINESS
TAKE-OVER OF FIRM AND WORKS PENSIONERS
9. Amend the takeover code to ensure every takeover proposal has a clear plan in place to protect workers and pensioners – because workers shouldn’t suffer when a company is sold.
Chapter 4 - A FAIR DEAL AT WORK - Page 47 - RIGHTS AT WORK
MINEWORKERS PENSION SCANDAL SOLVED
A Labour government will commit to an immediate review of the mineworkers’ pension scheme and British Coal superannuation scheme surplus, sharing arrangements between government and scheme beneficiaries.
VARIABLE WORKS PENSION AGES
We will commission a new review of the pension age, specifically tasked with developing accessible retirement policy to respect both the contributions made by people, the wide variations in life expectancy, and the arduous conditions of some work.
We’ll restore confidence in the workplace pension system and put people rather than profit at its centre. Labour will end rip-of hidden fees and charges, and enable the development of large efficient pensions funds, which will mean more cash for scheme members and lower costs for employers.
2004 - SERPs OPT OUT
2004 the entire pension industry wrote to all its millions of customers telling them to opt back into the State Second Pension (SERPs' name til 2002). But it was not the private industry but government that passed law permitting people to contract out of the state second pension from
April 1978-1988 onwards.
Source: Whatever you do, don't opt out of Serps, Daily Telegraph 27 Oct 2004.
SERPs NEVER EXPLAINED TO WORKERS
I for one never had the NI rebate paid into another pension as, like so many, never had it explained I was not paying the full National Insurance contributions and had opted out of a state pension.