The ICBP sent an open letter to the Prime Minister in response to the recent Commonwealth Equal Rights Charter, drawing attention to the gross injustice of the government policy on frozen pensions. We highlighted the shameful betrayal by successive political parties despite their support for the campaign and made clear that up-rating frozen pensions was not the financial burden which Government claims it is. In fact, research shows that unfreezing pensions brings with it significant financial benefits for the government which equate to the cost of up-rating.
The Government claims UK state pensions are being drastically overhauled to make them fit for the 21st century. Overhauling an illogical old policy is a vital step towards doing so. We await the Prime Minister’s response.