Tuesday 10 January 2017 / 1:01 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

These figures demonstrate how important it is to maintain pensioners’ income if we are to work towards a more equal society – Debbie Abrahams

Debbie Abrahams
MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary
, commenting on Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures on income inequality, said: 

“These figures
demonstrate how important it is to maintain pensioners’ income if we are to
work towards a more equal society. 

“However, much
more needs to be done. That’s why Labour has committed to maintaining the
triple lock on the value of pensions until 2025. Only yesterday, I asked the
Government whether they would match Labour’s commitment on the triple lock but
they refused to do so. Only a Labour Government can build a more equal
Britain.”