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Iniquitous plan on pension age

I am sure people are still reeling from the Budget’s cuts and tax rises, but there is another planned cut on the way which will cost people thousands of pounds.

The proposed raising of the pension age to 66 by 2016 was announced by the newspaper headline ‘We will have to work a year longer’, but what about the many thousands who have already retired early because of ill health, caring for a relative, redundancy or other reasons?

Their decision to retire early would have been partly based on the pension age being 65 so they will be disadvantaged financially. Yet, I have heard no opposition to this iniquitous proposal.

D R NORTH

Bangor

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