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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Pensioners (Earnings)

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Pensioners (Earnings) on 1st December 1986.


Mr. Stern Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list, for each year since 1978, the maximum weekly permitted earnings of a married pensioner aged between 65 and 70 years before commencement of clawback of the pension.

Mr. Major The earnings limit applying to all male pensioners between 65 and 69 in the uprating month in each year is given in the table.


Date | £

November 1978 | 45

November 1979 | 52

November 1980 | 52

November 1981 | 52

November 1982 | 57

November 1983 | 65

November 1984 | 70

November 1985 | 75

July 1986 | 75


Female pensioners are subject to these earnings limits between ages 60 and 64, but no earnings limit applies to pensioners of either sex from five years after minimum pension age.