Chris Oxlade has called on David Cameron to be open and honest with pensioners after new figures showed 630 pensioners in Crawley are set to receive a rise in the state pension of 87p.
On 4th December 2014 the government announced the state pension would rise by £2.85 a week. But in the following days ministers were forced to admit up to 1.6 million pensioners would see a rise of just 87p in their state pension income.
Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley, Chris Oxlade said, “The government promised the state pension would rise by £2.85 in April but 630 pensioners in Crawley will receive a rise of just 87p. This Tory-led government has not been open and honest with pensioners in Crawley about the state pension, saying one thing and doing another. It’s time for the government to treat Crawley pensioners with respect and be upfront about the value of their pensions.”
Labour’s shadow pensions minister, Gregg McClymont MP said, “1.6 million pensioners who have done the right thing, worked hard and saved for a pension have been let down by the government. It’s time for David Cameron to come clean with pensioners in Crawley and across the country about the future value of their state pension.”