Triple Lock

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Re: Triple Lock

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Isn't this just another example of politicians making promises they can't afford to keep. It is easy to spend other people's money...but eventually it runs out.
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I had a private pension, some years I would have been better off throwing £20 a week out the window.
So, Yes, I was unlucky.
All the more reason not to tip.
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Rudolf Hart wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:42 pm I had a private pension, some years I would have been better off throwing £20 a week out the window.
So, Yes, I was unlucky.
All the more reason not to tip.
I decided to cash in my private pension and piss it up the wall. :bom:
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old git wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:09 pm
Rudolf Hart wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:42 pm I had a private pension, some years I would have been better off throwing £20 a week out the window.
So, Yes, I was unlucky.
All the more reason not to tip.
I decided to cash in my private pension and piss it up the wall. :bom:
I still am.
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piss it up the wall.

I have a wife to do that for me.
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I am 58 and have 25 years paid into a final salary pension
I have paid off my mortgage
Younger people than myself moan groan and complain.
I say to them stop moaning and demanding a race to the bottom and start demanding
what I have .
However I have no answer to their property purchasing issues
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If I had my time again I would marry well.
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The artificial blip in wage increase is caused by the end of furlough. It will then be used as a trade off between losing the Triple Lock altogether or raising the pension age to 70 (for now). (then both).
I particularly like the line that says they need to do this to protect the young ......... Who,, although they don't realise yet, will be the pensioners of tomorrow, but with no state pension or free prescriptions.
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old git wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:01 pm If I had my time again I would marry well.
Or someone who can make a decent Irish Coffee.
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Within a week of the Triple Lock losing its link with average wage increase, Boris is now urging employers to pay higher wages.
Still, with energy prices affecting September's trigger inflation figures, next year's pension should see a hefty increase.
Or will that too be seen as a temporary distortion and we see inflation removed from the Triple Lock too?
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Re: Triple Lock

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Presumably, when they thought of using the word "lock" they did so knowing that they would still hold the key... :roll:
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