War Pensions Link to Earnings - RBL Campaign

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by oldbaldy, Dec 8, 2006.

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  1. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    RBL are campaigning for the link to be restored between war pensions and earnings.
    From the RBL website:

    Many older veterans are living on very low incomes. Our Welfare Department has commissioned research which shows that around 900,000 people in the ex-Service community are living on a net income of less than £5,000 per year.

    The Government has set out in their Pensions White Paper that they will re-link the Basic State Pension to earnings by 2012. The Prime Minister said so again in his speech at the Labour Party conference:

    “10 years ago I would have described re-linking the Basic State Pension with earnings as ‘Old Labour’. Our aim is by 2012, but by the end of the next Parliament at the latest – we are going to do it.”

    We think the same should be true for War Pensioners. We are asking the Government to re-link War Pensions with earnings. Please add your name to this petition to show your support.


    To sign the campaign:
    http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/content/test-513748.shtml
     
  2. Are you talking about the annual increase?
     
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Yes