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Dundee Liberal Democrats support pensions reform

September 3, 2006 8:09 AM
Allan Petrie

Allan Petrie supports pensions reform

Dundee Liberal Democrats today (Sunday 3rd September) spoke out in support of LibDem plans to transform Britain's inadequate and complex state pensions system, with the introduction of a universal Citizen's Pension.

The Citizen's Pension would be paid at £114.05 per week (2006/07 figure), instead of the £82.05p basic state pension. The pension would rise year-on-year in line with the increase in average earnings and would be paid to all those over state pension age.

Dundee LibDem spokesperson Allan Petrie said, "The Liberal Democrats would pay for these reforms by making tough choices on the pension age and reform of public sector pensions. Unlike the SNP's pensions claims, LibDem plans are properly funded.

"We believe that it is vital for the millions of women and carers who will be retiring over the next 20 years that the Government establishes a Citizen's Pension."

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