Monday 5 July 2021 / 12:01 AM Ed Miliband / Pensions

Ed Miliband responds to mineworkers pension scheme latest

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, reacting to the government response to the BEIS Committee report on the mineworkers’ pension scheme, said:

“This is an appalling response from the government. Rather than act to right an historic wrong, they have doubled down on an unjust arrangement that will see more than a billion pounds extra taken from retired miners’ pensions by the Chancellor.

“Boris Johnson personally promised during the election campaign to tackle this injustice, and has broken that promise today.

“Labour would do the right thing and return what’s due back to miners.