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We call for an Australian Banking and Cash Guarantee that includes these rights:
The Daily Express and Silver Voices call on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to stick to the Government's manifesto promise guaranteeing the pensions triple lock to give older people the security and dignity they deserve.
With the cost of living spiralling, people across the country need certainty about their pensions.
Most pensioners have a fixed income and millions of over-66s rely on the state pension as their main source of money to buy life’s essentials. The UK state pension is the worst in the developed world, with nine out of ten older people getting £142 per week or less. The Triple Lock was introduced to protect the state pension falling further behind earnings and inflation, as it had done for several decades. The Lock means that each year the state pension should rise by the higher of prices, earnings or 2.5%.
The Conservatives promised to maintain the Triple Lock in their 2019 Manifesto but suspended it, supposedly for one year, in April 2022, citing the special circumstances of the pandemic. This resulted in a rise of only 3.1% on the state pension in April when inflation was already heading towards 10%. The Government is considering whether to suspend or scrap the Triple Lock again, at a time when most older households are struggling to pay their energy and food bills.
The Daily Express has joined the over-60s campaign organisation Silver Voices in launching this petition to convince the Government to protect and support pensioners, asking Government to maintain and recommit to the triple lock.
Please sign our petition today to add your support. The health and well-being of millions of senior citizens depend on the Government making this commitment.Read more
On behalf of millions of state pensioners I call on the Prime Minister to end the speculation over the future of the Triple Lock this year and abide by the Conservatives' manifesto promise to keep the Lock in place for the duration of this Parliament.
We are still in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, with energy and food prices rising much faster than the 8.5% prospective pension rise due next April under the Triple Lock. Any change in the way the Triple Lock is calculated, to make savings this year, will be regarded by older people as a breach of faith and a slippery slope to dispensing with the Lock altogether.
The Triple Lock was introduced as a result of rising pensioner poverty, we do not want to go back to those dark days. So, Mr. Sunak, tell us now that you will implement the Triple Lock increase in full this year, on the basis of the existing formula.
This petition is supported by the Daily Express and Silver Voices, the UK-wide over 60s campaign organisation.Read more
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has on multiple occasions stated that the United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union at 23:00, on 29 March 2019.
Recently, in Brussels, she made suggestions that she is willing to extend the negotiating period by one year.
The result of the 2016 referendum, to leave the European Union, must be respected and we must leave on the date that the Prime Minister promised the British people, on 29 March 2019.Read more
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