Cumbrian MPs Welcome News Of Increase In Basic State Pension

Several Cumbrian MPs have welcomed the news pensioners will receive a 10.1 per cent increase in their Basic State Pension.

This increase is the biggest-ever cash increase in the state pension and will automatically be applied to pensioners’ payments.

John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and the Border and Workington MP Mark Jenkinson have all praised the increase.

Commenting, John Stevenson said: “I welcome the news that 17,440 pensioners in Carlisle will be receiving the Conservative Government’s 10.1 per cent increase in the Basic State Pension from this month, helping to protect pensioners from the effects of inflation as we continue to deliver on the Prime Minister’s five priorities.

“This will give pensioners a much-needed uplift in their incomes and helps to ensure their pension is not devalued by the effects of global price rises.”

While Dr Neil Hudson said: “I’ve always maintained that retaining the Triple Lock on pensions is the right thing to do for those who have worked hard throughout their lives to afford a comfortable retirement.

“While this is a significant expense for the Government, it is the moral decision to protect those in retirement against international inflationary pressures and one I am proud to continue championing.”

In addition to this uprating, pensioners will benefit from another £300 Pensioner Cost of Living Payment this winter, continuing the Conservative Government’s direct support for those groups most vulnerable to the effects of inflation caused by Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine.

Mark Jenkinson took to social media to welcome the news for the 18,284 pensioners in his constituency.

This is helping to deliver on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s five priorities to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut waiting lists and stop the boats.