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Matching state pension to the national living wage would help pensioners maintain their dignity

By Chris Parry, Principal Lecturer in Finance, Cardiff Metropolitan University
A question that is perennially asked by financial experts is: “can the government (in other words, the taxpayer) afford to keep increasing pensions?” But in my view, the real question should be: “what is the purpose of the state pension?”

This isn’t an economics question, it’s a moral question. And, as a society, we are poor at discussing moral questions.

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