pensioner benefits

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David Cameron dodges questions on pensioner benefits

5 January 2014 18:59

One of the most significant things about David Cameron’s Sunday Times interview today was something he didn’t say. The Prime Minister made maintaining the triple lock for pensions for the… Continue reading

It's time to be realistic about the WFA

It’s time to be realistic about benefits. Wealthy pensioners need to be able to decline theirs

24 August 2013 11:00

Universal pensioner benefits like the Winter Fuel Allowance (WFA) cost the Exchequer over £8 billion a year. This is not a massive sum compared to overall government expenditure but it… Continue reading

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Can you really give back your pensioner perks?

29 April 2013 16:30

This weekend, Iain Duncan Smith sparked a furore when a Sunday Telegraph interview quoted him as saying he would ‘encourage everybody who reads the Telegraph and doesn’t need [their winter… Continue reading

David Cameron at the pre-election rally where he made his pledge on pensioner benefits in 2010. Picture: Getty

Winter fuel payments, broken promises, and the EU referendum

1 February 2013 18:11

Another day, another confusing briefing about public spending. Yesterday Downing Street got itself into a lather over defence spending. Today it’s pensioner benefits. The Independent’s story that the Lib Dems… Continue reading