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Triple-lock on state pensions

There has been renewed publicity paid just recently to the future of the triple-lock on state pensions. This is the committment made some time ago that annual increases will be whichever is the greatest of :-  the rate of inflation, the change in the Consumer Prices Index, and 2.5%.   Both the Conservatives and Labour have said they will discontinue the triple-lock in the near future, whereas the SNP have made it clear that, in an […]
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Scotland’s Oil ? Aye, right !

Scotland’s Oil ?    Aye, right ! Now that income from North Sea Oil has fallen in recent times, an independent Scotland would find it hard to make ends meet,  right ? Wrong ! The biggest single financial benefit from North Sea Oil is all the taxes paid by the big oil companies on their profits. While Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom, all these taxes go straight to the London Treasury, and Scotland sees […]
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Protect the value of your state pension !

UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, MP has recently predicted that the Westminster Government will not be able to protect annual state pension increases after 2020. In contrast, the SNP Scottish Government have pledged that after Independence, they will protect annual state pension increases indefinitely. The ONLY way to protect the future value of your state pension is to ensure that Scotland becomes an independent country again. To be kept informed about pension issues and the case […]
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