Soft policy target

I am a retired teacher and have just received my yearly pension statement from the Scottish Public Pensions Agency.

In it is a statement which reads "HM Treasury have advised that there will be no increases to public sector pensions in April 2010." This comes as a complete surprise to me since our pensions are index-linked to present teachers' wages.

To my knowledge there have been no public announcements of a wage freeze on public servants.

Is this then an attack on a soft target – pensioners – or has this policy already been decided with the announcement to come after the election?


Elderslie Drive

Wallacestone, Falkirk

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