Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, has warned that Scottish pensions aren’t safe under Westminster control, amid reports the UK government is planning to increase the state retirement age.
Ministers have reportedly agreed to raise the state pension to 68 in the early 2030s, instead of the scheduled change in 2046.
Commenting, Mr Wishart said:
“After the misery that the UK Government needlessly inflicted on WASPI women across the UK, you would have thought that Ministers would be doubling down on efforts to regain trust when it comes to pensions.
“But fast forward to now and the current state pension doesn't support the minimum standard of living, with the state age now set to rise to a staggering 68. This is scandalous, and must be condemned in the strongest possible way.
"In 2014, the people of Scotland were warned that the only way to protect their pensions was by voting No, but in reality, the opposite is true.
“The UK Government have proven yet again that for as long as Scotland remains under Westminster control, our pensions will continue to be under threat.”
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