Commenting on the news that the basic state pension will rise by only Â£2.40 per week next April, North East Fife MP Sir Menzies Campbell said:
â€œNext April the majority of pensioners in North East Fife will see their pensions rise by a paltry 34p per day. This dismal increase will do nothing to help them cope with unfair council tax bills and rising food and fuel costs.
â€œWe have a moral obligation to ensure those who have worked hard all their lives are rewarded with a respectable standard of living. There is an urgent need to restore the earnings link.â€