‘A kick in the teeth’: pensioners voice anger over government’s tax shake-up


Rachel Obordo

Readers react to the suspension of the triple lock on pensions and rise in national insurance

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In what has been dubbed a “mini budget”, the government this week introduced sweeping tax reforms that will mean big changes for pensioners from next year.

Designed to pay for the NHS and social care, the tax overhaul will result in about 1.3 million working pensioners over the age of 65 paying national insurance (NI) contributions on their earnings for the first time.

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