Anyone in same position would strike; Letters.
There has been much publicity over this matter but I think anyone in a similar position would be doing the same thing.
I at the age of 18 was advised to pay into a pension scheme to provide for my old age, so as not to be a burden on the state.
I was also advised to take up a private top up pension scheme and save to ensure a decent quality of life after I retire.
I have done all these things and now after 30 years find the deal is not as first advertised.
I need to pay more for longer to get less at a much later date than first promised.
PROTEST: Public sector workers on strike in Coventry on November 30 My private pension is not maturing as expected and my savings are not gathering much interest.
I along with many others never caused this economic mess. I never borrow irresponsibly, I never failed to make my repayments, I never created the boom that raised house prices but I am feeling the effects.
I pay more for goods, lose out on interest, have a possibility of losing my job and my pension scheme I have payed into is crumbling.
So you, Mr Osborne, want me to pay more, not just until the recession is over but until I retire? It's a disgrace.
Oh and can I opt out now and have my money back? The answer, I expect you can guess.
Paul Oliver, Chapelfields, Coventry.
PROTEST: Public sector workers on strike in Coventry on November 30
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Dec 7, 2011|
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