Restoration of Value of State Pension

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2003 Retired Members' Conference
26 June 2003

Conference condemns the introduction of the Pensioner Credits Scheme and notes that more than one million pensioners have not made application for such credits.

Conference believes that restoration of the state pension scheme to its former monetary value is the proper way forward and would obviate the need for pension credits, minimum income guarantees for pensioners or any other means-tested scheme put forward by the Government.

Conference requests the National Executive Council to continue to campaign for the restoration of purchasing power of the state pension and the re-introduction of the earnings link in relation to future annual increases.