National Pensioners Convention
National Pensioners Convention : The basic state pension should be set at 70% of the living wage (outside London rate) and above the official poverty level. This is currently around £200 a week in 2018. This should be paid to all men and women, regardless of their National Insurance contributions.
Every year the state pension (basic and second such as State Earnings Related Pension Scheme SERPS) should rise in line with the best of earnings. The Consumer Price Index, the Retail Price Index or 2.5%.
Irvine Seniors Forum agree with the NPC that state pensions should be around £200 a week as we currently have the worst pensions in Europe. Last year house of commons research revealed that there were 1.9 million pensioners living in relative low income in the UK.