Income

All Older People must have access to a decent income in retirement which will allow them to live with dignity a life, free from poverty and constant worry in decent well heated homes with good nutrition. This will support and enable them to fully participate, as equals, with all across the lifecycle.

In retirement the State Pension is the only source of income for many Older People and it must be set at a rate to allow for equal participation by Older People in society. It must reflect and fully take account of the Cost Of Ageing for Older People.

Older People in receipt of Occupational Pensions must be treated with equity and fairness and the State must never again impose levies on their scheme funds. Their rules and regulations must be transparent and have remedies for dispute resolution which are fair and do not involve costly litigation.

 

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