State Retirement Pensions

(asked on 21st July 2020) - View Source

Question to the HM Treasury:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will he make it his policy to maintain the triple lock on state pensions.


Answered by
Steve Barclay Portrait
Steve Barclay
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
This question was answered on 1st September 2020

The Government is committed to ensuring that older people are able to live with the dignity and respect they deserve, and the State Pension is the foundation of state support for older people.

As with all aspects of Government policy, any decisions on future changes to the Triple Lock will be taken as part of the annual Budget process in the context of the wider public finances.

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