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Your pension - important

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Your Pension - Important
> Facts:
> The UK old-age pension is about 18% of the National Average Wage, so
> it would appear that all UK pensioners are living below the poverty
> line.
> UK pensioners receive the lowest pension in Europe...Netherlands &
> Italy pay 83%, Portugal & Greece 80%, Germany 65%, Belgium 60%,
> France & Spain 50%, and Denmark 40%
> In 2001 at the Laeken Summit, our government signed an agreement to
> increase state pensions to 40% of the national average wage by 2007
> [Ireland has now honoured this agreement]
> There is a petition on Tony Blair's website asking the P.M. to honour the
> agreement. You may wish to sign.
>
> http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/honourpensions/
Image Done it.... we can live in hope
Thanks Myrtle

Job done.
thank you myrtle. another one added.
Done also....thank you

Rosemary
I have just signed this. So glad you told us about this petition, Myrtle!

My husband only gets the state pension, and although I work, it is still very hard to make ends meet! We can't get any benefits because I work, & he has just been turned down for Attendance Allowance. Oh, his pension is going up next month - by about £20 a month - wowee!!

Helen F
Have signed up myself and persuaded my husband and dad to do the same. Will pass on the like to my friends and other carers who are not yet part of the forum.

Hope you all have a good weekend.x