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Scrap Browns voteforme pension credit.

Scrap fuel allowance - big house then they can pay for the heating.

Stop underwriting underfunded pensions with the current taxpayers money, who'll not get such a generous pension.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Si1 said:

Pray tell where will they keep all their tat?

 

Theres a house I drive past every now and then, big old country pile overlooking fields on a road of big detached houses. No idea how much it would market for but say £1m+ or whatever. My point is, every single time I drive past they've got some nondescript TAT in boxes out on their garden wall with little signs saying "50p" or "3 for £1".

 

It riles me up to levels I cannot explain, for reasons I cannot quite explain but which have something to do with the disconnect between real money and "house money" and the delusion of boomers.

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How many more 'sweeteners' do the grasping old bastards need?

They're bleeding the country to death as it is.

 

Figure-10-Welfare-expenditure-Great-Brit

Source: DWP Benefit expenditure and caseload tables (2016). Inflation adjusted using GDP deflator.

 

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1 minute ago, zugzwang said:

How many more 'sweeteners' do the grasping old bastards need?

They're bleeding the country to death as it is.

 

Figure-10-Welfare-expenditure-Great-Brit

Source: DWP Benefit expenditure and caseload tables (2016). Inflation adjusted using GDP deflator.

 

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Imagine what that chart would be like if state pensions in Britain were increased line with those in some countries elsewhere in the eu and the rest of the world.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11189414/Why-Britains-state-pension-is-one-of-the-worst-in-Europe.html

 

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6 minutes ago, billybong said:

Imagine what that chart would be like if state pensions in Britain were increased line with those in some countries elsewhere in the eu and the rest of the world.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11189414/Why-Britains-state-pension-is-one-of-the-worst-in-Europe.html

Meaningless measure really - % of salary, takes no account of rising living costs.

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49 minutes ago, goldbug9999 said:

Just taking Germany.  Average wages are higher.  Pensions relative to wages are higher.  According to the link below German house prices are cheaper by a factor of about 5 relative to income.

(On their measure the UK's house price to income ratio is the 3rd highest next to Russia and the Ukraine)

 

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In general terms the problem is house prices not state pensions etc.

 

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1 hour ago, spyguy said:

Scrap Browns voteforme pension credit.

Scrap fuel allowance - big house then they can pay for the heating.

Stop underwriting underfunded pensions with the current taxpayers money, who'll not get such a generous pension.

 

The young are losing faith in the pensioners. Why should they get free handhouts while rattling around in a 4 bed family home, even though they cant get upstairs.

All the handouts will be axed (when it starts costing votes, which it is).

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'Try before you buy' retirement homes aim to ease concerns about downsizing

We wouldn’t buy a car before taking it for a test drive, or even a pair of shoes without taking a stroll around the shop, yet when it comes to a home we’re happy to hand over our savings after just a couple of visits. With retirement properties, however, housebuilders are realising that they are more likely to secure a sale if they invite prospective buyers to spend a night or two in a development, giving them a chance to check out the lifestyle, the facilities – and the neighbours. Telegraph

Retirement Villages offers one-night complimentary stays on a b&b basis, with the second night charged at £45.

 

Sounds like a cheap holiday.

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