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Increase State Pensions to £400 a week and fund free adult social care for all

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Sunday 14th November 2021

Published on Monday 22nd November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 22nd May 2022

Current Signatures: 1,234
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Increase State Pensions to £400 a week and fund free adult social care for all

Petition Details

National insurance is expected to raise £147 billion for the Treasury in the 2021-22 tax year, compared with £198 billion from income tax and £128 billion from VAT. We want the Government to increase the basic and new state pension to £400 a week plus free adult Social Care for all.

Additional Information

This is what we pay National Insurance contributions for when we are working! A significant proportion of elderly people in Britain today are living in poverty, having to choose between eating, and heating their homes because the UK's basic state pension is so low at around £7,000 a year. This is unacceptable in 21st Century Britain.

Our politicians are paid by our income taxes to serve us, yet their salaries and expenses are obscene against a basic state pension of around £7,000 a year.


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