UK pensioner is suing over ‘smart’ pension
Smart pensioner Chris White, 68, is suing the UK Government for millions of pounds after he suffered from chest pain and chest pains for six years, despite receiving a “smart” pension.
The case, which is currently in the High Court in London, was first reported by The Independent.
Chris White, left, was told he would die if he didn’t receive a smart pension in 2017.
Source: Alamy / Alamy The elderly man, who suffers from diabetes, heart problems and dementia, says his heart stopped beating after he was told his pension would be automatically reduced by two-thirds if he could prove he had been working for 20 years.
His lawyer, Peter White, told the BBC that Mr White was diagnosed with coronary artery disease in 2005 and his heart had stopped beating for about three months after he started taking insulin.
Mr White said the Government “should be ashamed of themselves” for cutting his pension, and said the pension should have been worth more than the money saved.
“It was a very, very bad decision,” Mr White said.
“My heart stopped at the moment that I started getting the benefits, which are not worth anything.”
Mr Trump’s claims that he is ‘the best thing to happen to the country’In a statement to The Independent, the Government said it had “repeatedly raised concerns about the lack of transparency and fairness surrounding the [Smart Pension] scheme” and that the Government would “continue to raise those concerns”.
“In 2016, the UK government commissioned the research into the [smart] pension scheme, which was conducted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies,” the Government statement said.
The report, titled ‘A Better Pension for More People’, found that the scheme would “likely result in significant savings in terms of life expectancy, health, pensioner income, and benefits”.
The study concluded that there were no evidence that the benefits would be achieved on a long-term basis, but the Government has previously said that it would like to see the scheme extended.
In January, Mr Trump said he had “done everything possible to get rid of the smart pension” and “would do everything possible” to get his government to make good on its promise to make the scheme more sustainable.
Last week, the government said it was “ready” to make a “very good offer” to Mr Trump to make his smart pension permanent.