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Energy bills, retirement age and pensions in the UK compared to … – Full Fact

Energy bills, retirement age and pensions in the UK compared to … – Full Fact

A Facebook post compares UK energy bills, retirement age and pensions to the equivalent in France. It claims energy bills in France are half that of the UK’s and that people in France retire six years earlier with double the pension. It says that they are “better off” and this is “because they strike”. But the post, which has been shared over 1,000 times, is missing context and not all of the figures are accurate. Full Fact has previously written about very similar claims in the past, including a misleading post comparing pension systems in the UK, France, Spain and Germany.  Honesty in public debate… 

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