State pension rise to be just 2.5% for 13m after energy price rises '​fell out of inflation figures'​

Pensioners will receive only a 2.5 per cent rise in their state pension next year after inflation, which has impoverished millions on fixed incomes in the past year, eased back at the crucial point the annual rise in the state pension is set.

The Office of National Statistics today said the consumer prices index (CPI) fell to 2.2 per cent in September - the month used by the Department of Work and Pensions to fix a rise in the weekly payments made to 13million Britons.

However, a ‘​triple lock’​ commitment was made in 2010 - a guarantee to give pensioners a rise of the best of prices, earnings or 2.5 per cent on the basic state pension.

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