I live off of my savings. If I want to have a state pension then I must (or at least time I did it), pay an annual voluntary contribution for myself – which is a joke, in so far as my contribution, is about the same ,as what I will get back for a year's worth of state pension when the tine comes.
However if I am on benefits, the state will automatically pay my N.I.C. and i will automatically get a state pension. MESSAGE STAY ON BENEFITS ALL YOUR LIFE – NEVEER MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOCIETY IN WHCIH YOU LIVE AND THEY WILL KEEP YOU IN YOU OLD AGE.
My idea is that the government should abolish the automatic right to a state pension for those who have not themselves made any attempt to make their own contribution to their own retirement.
Why is this idea important?
My idea is important because once again it is another way which penalises those who work in favour of those who live off of the state.
In all ways this costs the government a fortune and also gives yet another reason to stay on benefits rather than work.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE PEOLPE TO THYINK ALONG THE LINES OF "WHAT I PUT INTO LIFE IS WHAT I WILL GET OUT OF IT", AS OPPOSED TO "LET ME GRAB ALL THAT I CAN IN RETURN FOR NEVER DOING ANYTHING"
I, and any other taxpayers I know, are sick to the back teeth of everything that we go to do as taxpayers/workers costs us one price and then theere's the price for DHSS/UNWAGED/ VICTIM/UNEMPLOYED BLAH BLAH BLAH…………