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It is rather a shame for a rich country like ours, probably the richest in the world, if not the richest the world has ever known, that it should allow those who have toiled all their lives to end in penury and possibly starvation. Lloyd George, address Edinburgh Castle, Limehouse, London
My NFL pension can barely pay my son’s tuition. You know, it’s very little money. O J Simpson
Are you putting enough into your pension? And when reality hits home, your only choice is to carry on working. Tonight: Who Wants to Work Forever? ITV 2014
However much you plough into your pension it may not be worth as much as you hope. ibid.
Tonight – is your pension in peril? We go undercover to investigate the techniques used to target your savings. A UK ban on pension cold-calling could be on the way. Tonight: How Safe is Your Pension? ITV 2017
‘I have heard of victims of scams committing suicide.’ ibid. Darren Cooke, reformer
Pensions: are we saving enough? Could you survive a week on your predicted pension? Are they too complicated? And what about those with little or no pension? Tonight: Pensions: Are You Saving Enough? ITV 2019
Retirement: are you saving enough? Do you even have a pension? The pension scandal affecting thousands. And the fraudsters targeting our retirement savings. Tonight: Pensions: How to Save More? ITV 2022
If I had not already been a socialist, the astonishing events at the Daily Mirror in the last few days would have quickly made me one. They are calling the Maxwell Robbery the greatest financial scandal of all time.
He robbed some £300 million from the workers at The Mirror, either from their company or from their pension fund.
All around there is a great tut-tutting. Newspapers which only weeks ago were describing Maxwell as a ‘swashbuckling buccaneer’ now fall over one another to denounce him for what he was – a revolting crook. Nowhere is the embarrassment greater than in the City.
In 1971 a distinguished lawyer and a distinguished accountant declared after a careful examination of Maxwell’s relations with a company called Leasco that Maxwell was not fit to chair a public company.
In the early 1980s Maxwell became chairman of one of the biggest public companies in the country, the British Printing Corporation.
In July 1984, on what we on The Mirror called Black Friday, he became chairman of the Mirror Group of Newspapers – which ran five national newspapers with a combined circulation of four million copies every weekday and six million every Sunday. How could this happen? Paul Foot, article December 1991, ‘They All Knew He Was a Crook’
We socialists can learn a lot from the Soviets about sharing our wealth with the average Joe. Let me explain to you something about the way your pension works. Maxwell 2007 starring David Suchet & Patricia Hodge & Ben Caplan & Daniela Denby-Ashe & Dan Stevens & Duncan Bell & Tony Turner et al, director Colin Barr, Maxwell’s television message
I took out a lot of private pensions in the ’90s, you know. And some of them are worth as much as I put in now. David Brent: Life on the Road 2016 starring Ricky Gervais & Ben Bailey Smith & Andy Burrows & Tom Basden & Jo Hartley & Mandeep Dhillon & Rebecca Gethings & Nina Sosanya & Tom Bennett & Andrew Brooke et al, director Ricky Gervais
Britain is sleepwalking into a pension crisis. One in five of us isn’t saving anything into a personal pension. Are you? Around 80% have no idea how much they’ll actually need to fun their retirement. Britain’s Great Pension Crisis with Michael Buerk, Channel 5 2019
A series of financial scandals have seen pensioners lose a lifetime of savings in retirement. ibid.
Over 10% of people over the age of 65 are still working. ibid.
Savers could be losing around £2 billion in pension scandals. ibid.
There’s a pension time-bomb set to explode in Britain over the next decade. With 20% of British workers not saving anything for their pension, the number of people living out their retirement in poverty is set to soar. Already, 90% of people on low incomes are relying exclusively on the government to fund their retirement. With over 1.5 pensioners forced to keep working beyond retirement age, will you have to work till you drop? Britain’s Great Pension Crisis with Michael Buerk II
After decades of saving into government pension schemes, when it’s time to connect, many Nigerians across the country get nothing unless they pay. But while some retired people sink into poverty waiting for their pension, others are raking it in … I want to find out why politicians are awarding themselves huge pensions while ordinary people are having to fight to get anything at all. Our World: Nigeria’s Retirement Hell, BBC 2021
No-one actually uses the word bribe but it seems that payment is expected. Payment to a government worker whose job it is to pay out pensions. ibid.
Colombians were told that they would lose their pensions to pay for FARC militants. Abby Martin, The Empire Files: Abby Fact Checks Congressman Sabotaging Colombia Peace Deal
Britain’s workers can look forward to the worst state pension of any major country, according to a report by the developed world’s leading economic thinktank … It’s not even half of the minimum wage. Support: Britain is the People tweet 17th April 2022