Triple lock could see state pension grow by 8% after latest earnings data

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Triple lock could see state pension grow by 8% after latest earnings data

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest the triple lock could increase by more than 8% in April 2022, adding a greater burden on the Treasury and chancellor Rishi Sunak.

The triple lock guarantees the basic state pension will rise in line with the highest of earnings, inflation or 2.5%. For next April's increase, the inflation figure will be measured by the consumer...

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