Tory plans will hit pensioners hard in Basingstoke. The Tories plan to cut the Winter Fuel Payments, leaving 15,670 people in Basingstoke without the support they need to heat their homes in the winter. The Tories would also scrap the Triple Lock on state pensions meaning your pension is not guaranteed to keep pace with the cost of living. Under the Tories, the State Pension Age will be raised, meaning 34 million people face the prospect of working for longer.
Only Labour will stand up for pensioners in Basingstoke; Tories are failing local pensioners
- Ensure there is no rise in the state pension age beyond 66
- Keep Winter Fuel Payments and free buses for pensioners
- Invest in social care – providing dignity in old age