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Barbara Castle slams meagre state pension

Former Secretary of State Barbara Castle has hit out at the basic state pension for being indexed to prices rather than earnings.


The Serps architect calculates in 20 years the basic state pension will be worth only 7 per cent of average national earnings, leaving one in four pensioners dependent on means testing by 2050.

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