Could an independent commission solve the state pension dilemma?

'The next government needs to take a step back from political rhetoric'

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The state pension is a super-charged political issue, writes Rachel Vahey. Here she explains why it is time for an independent commission on the issue...

In the last general election in 2019, the biggest age groups that turned out on that cold December day to cast their vote were, unsurprisingly, those aged 65 or over. There is no escaping that fact. Older people in the UK are those most likely to vote. And therefore, it's no shock that so many of the headline policy announcements are aimed directly at them. The state pension is a particular case in point. Despite being generally accepted that a triple lock guarantee is unsustainable over the long term, both major political parties have committed to continue it. Last year, the Insti...

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