francovendee wrote:fausto copy wrote:NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
What a pension
I was only a lowly cable jointer for 20 years followed by a Plant Protection Officer for 19.
My salary was always well under the national average and I left after almost 40 years service, but at 55 years of age, therefore having a pension reduced by 20%.
There are things, like health, worth far more to me than money and thankfully (at the moment at least) I've got more of the former.
I left my employment at the age of 60 but sadly had to lose 50% of my pension We've managed OK for the following 16 years and are only now struggling a bit because of the fall in the value of the £.
I've never regretted retiring early and have recommended it to numerous friends but mainly they are frightened to take the plunge.
Are you still in the Vendée? ISTR that BoJo's bozos are planning to freeze UK pensions paid to EU residents 3 years after the Evil Day. Presumably they mean to freeze the £ value rather than the € value.