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Triple Lock’ to increase by 8.5% from 6 April 2024

The State Pension is set to increase commencing on 6 April 2024 due to a mechanism known as the 'Triple Lock’. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt confirmed in the Autumn Statement 2023, an increase of 8.5%, which pensioners will welcome.

The State Pension is a recurring benefit paid out every four weeks by the government. This payment is made available to individuals who have reached the qualifying age and have sufficiently contributed to National Insurance. 

This increase translates to significant changes in the weekly pension amounts. For those receiving the full, new flat-rate State Pension, the weekly amount will be £221.20. Meanwhile, for those on the full, old basic State Pension, the weekly figure will be £169.50.

The State Pension 'Triple Lock' concept might seem complex, but it's quite straightforward. It's a system that ensures the State Pension increases each April, with the increase based on the highest of three measures.

The 'Triple Lock' system measures inflation as per the Consumer Prices Index of the previous September, the average wage increase across the UK, or a minimum of 2.5%. Whichever of these three measures is highest dictates the increase in the State Pension.

What does the Autumn Statement 2023 mean for you?

If you require further information or want to discuss how the announced measures could affect your finances or business, please contact us for more details. 

THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE TAX OR LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS SUCH. TAX TREATMENT DEPENDS ON THE INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH CLIENT AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN THE FUTURE. FOR GUIDANCE, SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.

A PENSION IS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT NOT NORMALLY ACCESSIBLE UNTIL AGE 55 (57 FROM APRIL 2028 UNLESS THE PLAN HAS A PROTECTED PENSION AGE).

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