Downing Street today confirmed ministers still intend to return to the old formula for determining pension increases after suspending its implementation last year.
With inflation set to hit double figures by the end of the year, recipients will see their payments rise by more than 10 percent in 2023.
Under the triple lock, pensions will increase each year by the highest out of average earnings, inflation or 2.5 percent.
There had been growing fears the triple lock mechanism could be postponed for a second time in a row, with the Government urging restraint to be shown by employers when it comes to pay rises.
The Bank of England and economists have warned that increases in pay in line with inflation risk further pushing up the increase in prices.
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