What is a fair state pension?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Poll started 25 October 2010:

What is a fair state pension?

It's rumoured the govt's considering boosting the state pension to a flat 140 per week from the current 97.65, with means testing topping it up to 132.60 for some.

What do you think is a fair level for the state pension? Remember higher amounts usually necessitate higher taxes.

Results

I get a pension: 140 per week - 7,280 per year (suggested new amount)487 votes (5 %)
I get a pension: 180 per week - 9,360 per year361 votes (4 %)
I get a pension: Scrap it  43 votes (0 %)
I get a pension: 120 per week - 6,240 per year130 votes (1 %)
I get a pension: 250 per week - 13,000 per year193 votes (2 %)
I get a pension: 490 per week - 25,500 per year (avg UK PAYE salary)
72 votes (1 %)
I get a pension: 80 per week - 4,160 per year  28 votes (0 %)
I get a pension: 97.65 per week - 5,080 per year (current amount)135 votes (1 %)
I'm not a pensioner: 140 per week - 7,280 per year (suggested new amount)2,220 votes (24 %)
I'm not a pensioner: 180 per week - 9,360 per year1,748 votes (19 %)
I'm not a pensioner: Scrap it342 votes (4 %)
I'm not a pensioner: 120 per week - 6,240 per year895 votes (10 %)
I'm not a pensioner: 250 per week - 13,000 per year1,566 votes (17 %)
I'm not a pensioner: 490 per week - 25,500 per year (avg UK PAYE salary)675 votes (7 %)
I'm not a pensioner: 80 per week - 4,160 per year92 votes (1 %)
I'm not a pensioner: 97.65 per week - 5,080 per year (current amount)310 votes (3 %)

                   9,297 votes received.

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