Sunday, 31 August 2014
Following a report in today’s Sunday Post citing letters from private and public organisations about pensions being unaffected by a YES vote and independence, the SNP has reiterated that the people of Scotland can look forward to safer state pensions and should dismiss the NO campaign’s scaremongering.
SNP Work and Pensions spokesperson Dr Eilidh Whiteford said:
"If Scotland does become Independent this will have no effect on your State Pension"
"The Government of the continuing UK would have a legal obligation to ensure that accrued pension rights for members of the Armed Forces are met, irrespective of where they retire."
"I can confirm that should there be a Yes vote in the 2014 Scotland Referendum the benefit you have accrued in the scheme would be unaffected."
"I confirm that your pension plan will not be affected should Scotland vote for independence."