— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 8, 2014
— John McTernan (@johnmcternan) January 8, 2014
It’s time the terminology was changed
Eighteen months ago I started to receive my state pension after I’d deferred it for a year. Before this was granted there were checks that I had made the contributions during the 45 years that I was in paid employment. It was only after that check that the money stated to come every four weeks.
Yet according to many politicians I am now on benefits. This I resent.
It is ridiculous that this is presented as part of the benefits budget. The state pension needs to be separated. By lumping it in everybody is getting a wrong impression resulting in the debate on the welfare budget not taking place in a proper context.
Over to you George.