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Scott calls on PM to be open and honest about the State Pension increase
New figures show at least 31,880 people affected pensioners in the North hit by 87p state pension rise
Scott Dickinson has called on David Cameron to be open and honest with pensioners after new figures showed 31,880 pensioners in the North of England are set to receive a rise in the state pension of 87p.
On 4th December 2014 the government announced the state pension would rise by £2.85 a week. But in the following days ministers were forced to admit up to 1.6 million pensioners would see a rise of just 87p in their state pension income.
Scott Dickinson said, “The government promised the state pension would rise by £2.85 in April next year but 31,880 pensioners in the North of England will receive a rise of just 87p. David Cameron’s government have not been open and honest with pensioners in the North about the state pension, saying one thing and doing another. It’s time for the government to treat pensioners with respect and be upfront about the value of their pensions." He then went onto say "1.6 million pensioners who have done the right thing, worked hard and saved for a pension have been let down by the government. It’s time for David Cameron to come clean with pensioners in the North and across the country about the future value of their state pension.”