Scottish independence: Pensioners could be £260 a year richer, says Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

Pensioners in Scotland could be £260 a year better off after independence, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Ms Sturgeon said those receiving the single tier pension from 2016 would get £160 a week if there is a "Yes" vote to independence in September's referendum.

She estimated that payments could be about £155 a week as part of the UK.

UK Pensions Minister Steve Webb said the Scottish government had failed to set out how pensions would be funded.

The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) plans to reform the state pension into a new single tier pension, to be introduced in April 2016.

UK ministers have not yet outlined the level of the new pension, but DWP documents have said it would be set above the basic level of means-tested support, currently £142.70 per week for a single pensioner.

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Westminster has also pledged to continue the "triple lock", system, which ensures the state pension goes up by whichever is higher - inflation, wages or 2.5%.

Ms Sturgeon estimated that the UK single tier pension could be set at £155 per week, adding: "With independence, new pensioners receiving the single tier pension will get £160 per week.

"But while the Scottish government has confirmed this rate, the Westminster government is refusing to come clean on how much the single tier pension will be in 2016.

"Looking at what the UK Government has said, we estimate that new pensioners in Scotland will be around £5 per week - or £260 a year - better off than they would be as part of the UK."

Ms Sturgeon reaffirmed the Scottish government's commitment to the triple lock and promised a review of UK government plans to increase the retirement age to 67, if Scots voted for independence.

The UK government said pensions and benefits would be more affordable if Scotland remained part of the Union.

Mr Webb said: "It's easy to promise people higher pensions and earlier retirements when you don't give any consideration to how it's going to be paid for or what other public services will have to suffer as a result.

"Until the pro-independence movement can explain how all their various promises will be funded, they will always lack credibility."

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  80.  
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  82.  
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  83.  
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    3. N Wilson (Eng) 57.766

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  84.  
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  86.  
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  89.  
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  90.  
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  92.  
    14:25: Squash

    Scotland are facing New Zealand in the Mixed Doubles Squash pool. Follow it live

     
  93.  
    14:21: Gymnastics

    After the opening two rounds of the men's individual gymnastics, Scotland's Daniel Keatings is in second, behind England's Max Whitlock. Next comes the rings.

     
  94.  
    14:20: St Mirren sign Ball

    St Mirren have signed striker Callum Ball from Derby.

    The 21-year-old scored five goals in two trial games with the Buddies and bolsters new manager Tommy Craig's squad for the coming season.

     
  95.  
    14:01: James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    Never mind Usain Bolt, the real Commonwealth Games stars have arrived at Pacific Quay.

    scotty dogs at bbc
     
  96.  
    13:58: Baines slips off

    Scotland's Frank Baines was the first gymnast in the leading group to take to the pommel horse but it did not go well. His bid for a medal went out the door as he lost his grip and slipped off.

    He looks disgusted with himself but he's a young lad and he'll learn from it. "He's a very stylish gymnast with great technique," says the BBC's Christine Still.

     
  97.  
    13:56: Boxer beat

    Scotland's Joe Ham loses out to England's Qais Ashfaq in the 56kg bantam. The man from Leeds goes through to the 56kg semi-finals, guaranteeing himself at least a bronze medal.

     
  98.  
    13:42: 'Top effort'

    Scottish hockey player Chris Grassick tweets: Top effort from the Scottish girls. Couldn't ask for more

    Nikki Kidd of Scotland celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Women"s preliminaries match between Scotland and England
     
  99.  
    13:33: 'All smiles' Neil Johnston BBC Sport

    Usain Bolt turned up to watch the Jamaican women's netball team take on New Zealand after denying claims he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games.

    The Times newspaper quoted the Olympic 100m champion as saying he was "not really" having fun in Glasgow.

    Usain Bolt watching netball at the Commonwealth Games

    But Bolt was all smiles as he appeared during the second quarter of the match at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre this morning.

    He later took part in a Mexican Wave. If he really is not enjoying his time in Glasgow, then he is doing a fine job at disguising it.

     
  100.  
    13:18: Scots gymnasts through

    BBC Scotland Sport tweets: "Dan Purvis, Dan Keatings and Frank Baines are in the Men's All-Around final"

     

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