Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

New figures show over 1000 pensioners in East Durham hit by 87p state pension rise

January 2, 2015 Press Releases 0

Easington MP Grahame Morris has called on David Cameron to be open and honest with pensioners after new figures showed that 1110 pensioners in East Durham are set to receive a rise in the state pension of just 87p.

On 4th December 2014 the government announced the state pension would rise by £2.85 a week. But in the following days ministers were forced to admit up to 1.6 million pensioners would see a rise of just 87p in their state pension income.

Grahame Morris MP said, “The government promised the state pension would rise by £2.85 in April next year but over 1000 pensioners in East Durham will receive a rise of just 87p. David Cameron’s government have not been open and honest with pensioners in East Durham about the state pension, saying one thing and doing another. It’s time for the government to treat pensioners with respect and be upfront about the value of their pensions.”

Gregg McClymont said, “1.6 million pensioners who have done the right thing, worked hard and saved for a pension have been let down by the government. It’s time for David Cameron to come clean with pensioners in East Durham and across the country about the future value of their state pension.”