Social Security

Part of Rail Update – in the House of Commons at 6:01 pm on 5th February 2018.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston 6:01 pm, 5th February 2018

The Minister will know that state pension is deducted from pension credit, leaving those pensioners no better off than if they had not contributed to qualify for a state pension. Because state pension is also taxable if other income is brought into the household, the pensioner may have both to pay tax on it and to see it deducted from their pension credit. Therefore, they could be worse off than if they had not contributed to qualify for a state pension. What are the Government doing to address that long-standing inequity?