By Northernscot-First of all we were told, British workers are “among the worst idlers” now it’s suggested when you retire, you could do voluntary work to qualify for a full state pension!
Members may remember some months ago, we were told that British workers are “among the worst idlers in the world” according to a report called Britannia Unchained.
Tory MP’s Priti Patel, Chris Skidmore, Kwasi Kwarteng, Elizabeth Truss and Dominic Raab, all were contributors to the publication. All were first time elected Tory MP’s in 2010.
Now, Lord Bichard a Peer feels there needs to be fresh thinking to help meet the cost of you the rabble, when you retire.
He suggests retired folk should be encouraged to do community work, such as caring for the “very old” or face losing some of their pension.
So readers, is this the future of Britain. Low paid jobs with Tax credits done away with.
If you are sick, tough, get better.
If you are disabled, then train for the Rio Paralympics as there will be no financial help other than find the non-existent employer who will take you on.
Unless you are part of that very small government decided disabled people group who will get what’s left, God bless ya Mr Duncan-Smith sir!
Unemployed people, you lazy things find a job.
And now, you want to keep your state retirement pension? Work for it? You miserable lot.
Lord Bichard, bless him, is a former head of the Benefits Agency and top civil servant at the Education Department, feels such a move might be a bit controversial, but it might stop older people being a “burden on the state”, reports the BBC.
Bichard sits on a committee investigating demographic changes and their impact on public services, feels the debate on rising healthcare and pension costs needed to be broadened out.
“Are there ways in which we could use incentives to encourage older people, if not to be in full time work, to be making a contribution?” he asked the rest of the committee!
According to the battered BBC, Prof Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee said the proposal was “outside the normal range of what is discussed”, but added it was an ” interesting point”.
Ever noticed readers? We never hear these types of suggestions from those pensioners who only get a state pension or a small works pension on top.