Reply To: Taxation of the State Pension

Mike Hughes

Surely because

– it’s a contributory benefit and the only deductions permissible would be those to third parties enabled by legislation.
– none of that has generally applied to SRP because politically it would be poison to do so. Imagine if some of the current deductions taken from UC etc. were to be applied to SRP. Imagine the fall out from multiple pensioners going to local and national media with that story. It would not be survivable.