Frozen state pensions: MPs call for vote on ‘cruel’ policy

Tory MP Sir Peter Bottomley says he hopes statutory instrument
will allow debate

When Dela Willmott, a former office manager from Sussex, retired
in 1979 – having paid national insurance all her life – her
pension was £17 a week. Today, the 98-year-old is still drawing
her state pension. It is still £17 a week.

Willmott retired to Australia, one of the 150 countries where
the UK state pensions of British retirees are frozen – they do
not increase in line with inflation. Had she retired to anywhere in
the European Union, the United States or other countries including
the Philippines, Liechtenstein or Jamaica, her £17 would now be
£122 a week.

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
Frozen state pensions: MPs call for vote on ‘cruel’ policy