Protect our pensioners

I believe in supporting pensioners by helping them keep more of their own money.

So, to provide pensioners with dignity and financial security, in the next Parliament we will introduce the new Triple Lock Plus. This will comprise of two elements:

  1. Continuing to uprate the State Pension in line with the Triple Lock: following the £900 increase to State Pension this year next year it will rise by £428. On current forecasts, this will mean the State Pension increases by a further £428 in April next year to over £11,970; and increases by around £1,685 to £13,200 by the end of the Parliament.
  2. Cutting tax for pensioners from next year by legislating to ensure that the tax-free personal allowance for pensioners also rises by the Triple Lock – guaranteeing that the State Pension is always below the tax-free threshold. From April 2025, we will increase the personal allowance for pensioners by introducing a new age-related personal allowance, which also increases in line with the highest of prices, earnings or 2.5 per cent – the new Triple Lock Plus. This is a tax cut of around £100 for 8 million pensioners next year – rising to £275 a year by the end of the Parliament.

Labour will put this all at risk as they have not matched this commitment.

This is delivering on a core Conservative value that those who have worked hard during their lives should have dignity and security in retirement. Labour will hit pensioners with a Retirement Tax by dragging the State Pension into income tax for the first time, raiding pensioners just like the last Labour government.

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