Sadly, our Government really doesn't care...
Born at the wrong time, 08/04/1952, and female. I calculate the Government, whose wages we pay to look after us and our country (and are making a rubbish job of it: let's face it, anyone else would have been sacked for gross incompetence!) have saved about £3000 by making me wait another 2 years 1 month for the money they owe me.
Now, why are they not going to increase our pensions to the new 2016/2017 level? Well, I'll tell you - it's because they don't have to!
Having spoken at length to a friend who worked in several Government departments for many years, I learned that we citizens are mere pawns to be moved about at whim to enable targets to be met, conditions satisfied and finances saved etc.
Sadly, our Government, whose wages we pay to look after us and our country, really doesn't care. Us Boomers appear to be the 'whipping boys' of the moment, being blamed for the state of the economy, the lack of jobs for the (many many) University leavers with degrees in Travel, Sport, Performing Arts etc. and the general malaise of our county.
Oh, and I've just found out I can't have the Winter fuel allowance because I was born 4 months after the cut-off date of January 1952!