Thursday, 18 December 2008

Pensioners Should Move to Scotland!

Why is it that the Scottish government has decided to keep overpaying pensioners in the wake of a blunder which dates back 30 years and not the rest of Britain?

It has cost at least £126m UK-wide and will end in April next year - except in Scotland.

The UK government has decided to stop overpaying affected pensioners. That means someone with a £10,000 pension will receive about £250 less next year than they might otherwise have expected. To be clear, this is money to which they are not entitled. They'll be allowed to keep what's been paid to them in error in previous years but the overpayment will stop. Their annual pension may still increase because it will be uprated for inflation.

I can see a large number of pensioners selling up and moving to Scotland!

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