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Steve Webb writes: working for pensioners, now and in the future

When I was appointed Pensions Minister last May my first priority was protecting current pensioners. It was widely assumed that the spending review would see cuts to a range of forms of help that pensioners receive. But despite the spending pressures, the budgets for bus passes, free television licences, free prescriptions and the Winter Fuel Allowance have been protected at the level set out by the previous government. Better still, where Labour had planned to cut Cold Weather Payments to £8.50 per week we have made them £25 permanently to protect the most vulnerable when the temperature is below …

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  • User AvatarATF 22nd Aug - 2:25pm
    @Martin They are you using Lord Adonis' book as the basis, so a balanced account is hardly likely given that book argued that, in effect,...
  • User AvatarTony Dawson 22nd Aug - 2:20pm
    There are several common denominators. But they must remain nameless. :-(
  • User AvatarGeoffrey Payne 22nd Aug - 1:47pm
    The problem I find as I read this is that the article does not refer to any significant section of the Arab population that is...
  • User AvatarGareth Edwards 22nd Aug - 1:34pm
    Willie, you can scare-monger via the Express (a very right-wing paper) as much as you like, but North Sea oil revenues should be kept in...
  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 22nd Aug - 1:31pm
    A lovely idea but I just can't see it happening. Europe post World Wars was a small continent with developed though ravaged economies, lots of...
  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 22nd Aug - 1:23pm
    What Martin said