Re: State Pension ChangesCan I ask -did you continue to pay voluntary contributions? I did when I gave up work aged 38 and totally failed to make anything like a living but I still paid into the `pot`. You have me worried cos I thought I would cop for a full od age pension when I`m 65
Re: State Pension ChangesSteve - my pension has been delayed until March 2017 - or £25,000! - but I should be getting the full state pension at the single tier rate which will be at least £148.40 per week with reviews every 5 years. There's more information about it on:
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Re: State Pension ChangesI got a pension forecast a year or so ago and because I'd opted out of the State Second Pension it was reduced. (This was for a private pension I think, or for my occupational one. Who knows?)
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Re: State Pension ChangesIt never fails to amaze me how just about every ill can be blamed on the conservatives. The complete and utter financial ineptitude and profligacy of the last Labour administration led us to the edge of bankruptcy and now we all have to pay the price to an extent. We can no longer have everything we want like spoilt children, we have to start living within our means.
Re: State Pension ChangesI should reach state pension age next year, so I'll just get the basic state pension as it is today (+ any rises). Mrs.G has been well and truly dumped in the cr@p by the present government, but should get a pro-rate of the new pension.