Currently, a total of 18.5% of pensioners in the UK aged 75+ have incomes below the poverty line. The main reason for this is the UK’s low level of state pension. Business for Scotland have several articles about pensions which are worth a read.
Pensioners for Independence will be holding their first annual conference on Saturday, 25th November 2017 at Broughton High School, North Edinburgh. Speakers include Craig Dalzeil – Common Weal, Maggie Chapman – Green Party, George Kerevan – SNP, Christine Grahame MSP -SNP and Robin McAlpine – Common Weal. Doors open 9.30 for 10
British workers can expect among the worst pensions in the developed world, according to a report from investment bank UBS, which compared the retirement outlook for a 50-year-old woman in major cities across the globe. Pensions compared How much a state plus “mandatory” pension will be worth at retirement as a proportion
The government must reconsider punishing changes to women’s pensions after it emerged earlier reforms boosted state coffers by more than £5 billion a year, campaigners say. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found more than one million women are worse-off by an average of £32 a week after the retirement age moved
Angus Robertson asked PM May a simple question to guarantee the pensions triple lock. She failed to. Pensioners should fear Tory pensions bombshell. Calling the election has delayed the Government’s plans to push back the state pension age and abandon the triple lock, due to be announced on 5 May. As things
ONE in five over-65s in Scotland is struggling to make ends meet – despite an estimated £292 million in Pension Credit and Housing Benefit going unclaimed each year. The latest research for Age Scotland revealed that more than 200,000 Scottish pensioners are struggling financially, with 158,000 elderly people now living below the
Scotland’s Old Age Pensioners – Driven to Poverty – Sacrificed on the Alter of Bankers Greed and an Uncaring Government
Frightening information for anyone wishing to stay in the Union! 27% of males and 22% of females in Glasgow & West of Scotland will contribute to a pension all of their working lives and get NOTHING in return by way of pension. Bankers who remained in the “bailed out by the taxpayer
Spain is home to more than 100,000 British pensioners. Most moved there many years ago to enjoy their retirement with the understanding that they would be able to export their pension and healthcare rights with them. But since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, these rights are no longer guaranteed.
Life expectancy in Scotland is currently lower than in the rest of the UK. On average between 2010-12, a 65 year-old male in the UK could be expected to live to around 83 years 5 months compared with 82 years 11 months in Scotland, and a 65 year-old female in the UK
The state pension age may rise above life expectancy for men in more than 160 Scottish communities unless the system changes, MPs warn. Read the full article in the National