by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2006
It’s awfully kind of the Department for Work and Pensions to be thinking of me:
We are writing to tell you how much State Pension you may get when you reach State Pension age. Retirement may seem a long way off but thinking about it now can make a big difference to your future. …
If you retire at State Pension age, we estimate your total State Pension will be £85.81 a week at today’s prices. This figure includes:
Basic State Pension: £84.25
Additional State Pension: £1.56
Thank goodness for that Additional State Pension, then – where would I be without it? Worse off by £81.12 a year, I guess. And see what I could buy with that. (The Fitted Fleecy Heating Underblanket should come in handy.)
Anyway – like I imagine for one moment I’ll have any State Pension by the time I qualify in 38 years’ time. As the young people used once to say: as if.