Liberal Democrats this week give cash boost to Haringey's pensioners

Lynne Featherstone MP and Wood Green Pensioner Augustus Olufunwa who will see a boost to his pension in the new financial yearPensioners in Haringey are this week getting a better deal in their retirement, with a weekly increase of £4.50, compared to increases under Labour of a measly 75p, thanks to Lynne Featherstone MP and her Liberal Democrat colleagues in Government.

Liberal Democrats are also making sure future increases in pensions don’t fall behind, by restoring the all-important earnings link with pensions after 30 years. On top of that, Liberal Democrats have stopped Labour’s planned cut to cold weather payments, worth £25 a week, to make sure pensioners are not left out in the cold.

Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“Pensioners have had it tough for a long time, with measly increase to their pensions year on year. Indeed one year, Labour increased the pension by a pitiful 75 pence.

“That’s a disgrace, and that’s why Liberal Democrats in Government have made sure pensioners get a better deal, despite the tough economic times.
“Haringey’s senior citizens will this week see a long overdue cash boost of £4.50 to their pension. And by restoring the earnings link, we have also made sure that pensions don’t fall behind like they have for the past thirty years.

“Respect, dignity and security: that’s what pensioners deserve, and that’s what we are delivering.”