RAISING the retirement age from 65 incrementally to 70, as is in the pipeline, is a backward move.
There is now strong evidence from a number of sources that women have been harder hit than men by the government's benefit changes and cuts to public services.
Pensioners in an independent Scotland will be given £160 a week from 2016, according to the Scottish Government.
I MUST take issue with Helen Quigley's comment (Letters, September 12) that the state pension is entirely based on what I have contributed and that if I have not contributed much then I won't get much of a pension.
I WAS surprised to read that Iain AD Mann was one of that naive group which mistakenly thought that national insurance contributions were invested in a so-called pension pot (Letters, September 10).