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Pensions (Earnings Limit)

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he proposes next to raise the earnings limit for pensions; and if he will restore it to a level that takes account of inflation since the last increase.

This is one of the matters we shall be considering in the coming months in the course of preparing proposals for the November 1982 uprating of social security benefits. Our detailed proposals for that uprating will, as usual, be announced in the spring.