Should the state pension triple-lock guarantee end?MoneySaving Poll Results

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The UK state pension is currently guaranteed to rise in line with average wage growth, inflation or 2.5% - whichever’s highest. This ‘triple lock’ was intended to align pensioners’ incomes with others'. But there’s now an election debate over whether the 2.5% element should be removed.

Those who want to lose it say pensioners’ incomes are now aligned and, as long as they continue to rise in line with wages or inflation, the money could be better used elsewhere. But others say only the full triple lock protects pensioners’ incomes in the future.

Which of these is nearest your view?

Results

I'm aged under 25 (407 votes)
Keep the triple lock117 votes (29%)
Ditch the ‘2.5% element’ so it’s a double lock134 votes (33%)
Ditch any lock and adjust it year by year119 votes (29%)
I’m not sure37 votes (9%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 (1600 votes)
Keep the triple lock347 votes (22%)
Ditch the ‘2.5% element’ so it’s a double lock601 votes (38%)
Ditch any lock and adjust it year by year541 votes (34%)
I’m not sure111 votes (7%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 (2625 votes)
Keep the triple lock779 votes (30%)
Ditch the ‘2.5% element’ so it’s a double lock945 votes (36%)
Ditch any lock and adjust it year by year777 votes (30%)
I’m not sure124 votes (5%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 (4985 votes)
Keep the triple lock3288 votes (66%)
Ditch the ‘2.5% element’ so it’s a double lock1072 votes (22%)
Ditch any lock and adjust it year by year506 votes (10%)
I’m not sure119 votes (2%)
I'm aged 65+ (5159 votes)
Keep the triple lock4052 votes (79%)
Ditch the ‘2.5% element’ so it’s a double lock753 votes (15%)
Ditch any lock and adjust it year by year290 votes (6%)
I’m not sure64 votes (1%)

                   14,776 votes received.

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