House of Lords – Peers comments


14 Dec 16: House of Lords Select Committee: Acquired Rights (Chapter 5 in particular)

 

Baroness Altmann

Baroness Altmann

“I have always believed that pensions are not just about money, ultimately they are about people….I want to improve people’s understanding of and engagement with pensions, and also to ensure they are fairer and sustainable”.

 

Baroness Altmann in her maiden speech in the

House of Lords as Pensions Minister

Baroness Benjamin

Baroness Benjamin

“It is unbelievable that British pensioners who have paid in their full contributions do not receive their full pension when they retire to many parts of the world including the Commonwealth”.

 

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25-Oct-14 The Guardian: Floella Benjamin – frozen state pension system a double blow for minorities

 

Baroness Scotland

Baroness Scotland

“..what we now have is a situation of fundamental unfairness. A number of British citizens who worked in this country all their lives, making a considerable contribution, are going to be treated differently if they choose to return to the countries of their birth”.

 

Baroness Turner Of Camden

Baroness Turner Of Camden

“I have a relative who retired to South Africa, where there is no reciprocal agreement. He is very upset that he paid the appropriate contributions before leaving this country and his pension will nevertheless be frozen. Should not people who have made some contribution at least have some gesture from the Government in favour of fairness, which is, apparently, not available at the moment?”.