Like O McCall I have worked in heavy industry for 38 years and receive a similar pension.
In 2014 I was signing on for my stamp only, so I could attend a course to help with job search and they sanctioned me, thus missing out.
That’s how the figures are massaged. I think the term for people like us ‘is economically not contributing’ (wow!). Most people don’t believe that I pay for everything after all those years contributing and receive no help, and they wonder why Brexit!