State Pension  

Warning inflation slump to pave way for triple lock scrap

“Once the rule had been broken once, it would be more likely to be abolished for future upratings.”

The government has so far maintained it keep the policy in place.

In May pensions minister Guy Opperman said it had not yet made an impact assessment of scrapping the election promise, saying it was “committed to ensuring that older people are able to live with the dignity and respect they deserve, and the state pension is the foundation of state support for older people”.

Prime minister Boris Johnson told the Liaison Committee he will keep all his 2019 manifesto promises, of which one was to keep to triple lock.

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