Debbie Abrahams Pensions tour

location for John Holt Centre


September 09, 2017 at 2pm - 4pm


John Holt Centre
Birch Avenue
Bolton BL5 2NR
United Kingdom
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Older people have been badly let down by the Tories. During this year’s General Election they failed to provide transitional protection to women born in the 1950s who have had the increase in their State Pension Age (SPa) accelerated; in addition, they failed to guarantee they would protect the State Pension ‘triple lock’ and Winter Fuel Allowance. Most recently the Government announced that they will be accelerating the increase in the SPa to 68 at the same time it was announced that increases in life expectancy had ‘ground to a halt’.  
This contrasts to the Labour Party’s manifesto pledge to retain the triple lock and winter fuel allowance, as well as provide support for 1950s born women through pensions credit and further transitional protections. Labour has also rejected the accelerated increase in the SPa to 68 and are examining options for a flexible retirement age.
As part of the Labour Party’s commitment to ensure dignity and security in older age, we are launching a national conversation with communities across the country to discuss what this means in relation to the State Pension. We want to hear your views at an event hosted by Debbie Abrahams, the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, as part of this national tour.

Jane Logan ·

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