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
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.
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
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