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Strike against this government of… Gold plated hypocrites

Issue No. 2279

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude is determined to slash the “gold-plated” pensions of millions of public sector workers.

But millionaire Maude can look forward to a retirement fund of £731,883, according to figures from the Unite union.

And loaded chancellor George Osborne can look forward to a taxpayer-funded pension of almost £33,000 a year. Fellow millionaires David Cameron and Nick Clegg are not far behind.

Health secretary Andrew Lansley will get a pension almost ten times higher than the average health worker.

Meanwhile, a report published on Tuesday reveals that top bosses’ pay has increased by up to 5000 percent in the last 30 years.

And they say we’re gold plated.

HypocriteSalaryPensionPension Pot
David Cameron£142,500£32,978£550,725
Francis Maude£134,565£43,825£731,883
George Osborne£134,565£32,978£550,725
Nick Clegg£134,565£28,404£440,000
Eric Pickles£134,565£43,825£731,883
Vince Cable£134,565£39,551£660,507
Andrew Lansley£134,565£39,551£660,507
Danny Alexander£134,565£26,404£440,942

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Tue 22 Nov 2011, 18:25 GMT
Issue No. 2279
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