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National Consumer Council calls for more money for pensions

10 December 2003
The National Consumer Council has responded to the pre budget report by calling for more public money to be spent on the state pension system.

Senior researcher, James King, commented: 'The Chancellor's pride in how little of the public purse Britain plans to spend on pensions compared with other EU countries could be misplaced. Prudent management of the public finances is one thing - but taking pride in the dwindling buying power of the state pension is quite another.'