Pensions should not be ring-fenced

Steve Davies appears on BBC Newcastle

IEA Education Director Steve Davies discussed David Cameron's announcement of a 'triple lock' on the state pension, arguing that it was wrong for the government to choose depth over breath on the issue of spending cuts. Steve said that ring-fencing one area of government expenditure meant other departments would have to cut significantly deeper and that the current system was unsustainable for future generations.

You can listen to the full programme here. The segment begins at 02:50:03.

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