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Will the State Pay for Our Retirement?

Many say the 'triple lock' on state pensions is unaffordable. It survived the last general election, but can the state really prevent old age poverty?

The current State Pension system - guarantees anyone with requisite NI contributions a pension of £150ish a week (in real terms. It is protected by the "triple lock" and guarantees a minimum income on reaching State retirement age.'s not enough to live on - it's only it's only remotely enough for those with no housing costs and no-one believes the triple lock is affordable for much longer. How much can we rely on the State to fund a retirement.
Presenter:Paul Lewis
Producer: Ben Carter
Editor: Andrew Smith.

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  • Sat 5 Aug 2017 12:04
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