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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 AvatarEddie Sammon 23rd Oct - 9:51pm
    This four point plan reminds me of the Mike Tyson saying "everyone has a plan, until they get hit". In reality priorities in the next...
  • User AvatarPeter Andrews 23rd Oct - 9:51pm
    Not sure how it would cost £12k to film some interviews. Buy a decent video camera and get filming them.
  • User AvatarStevan Rose 23rd Oct - 9:43pm
    I would agree if we could find some decent credible exponents of the In argument. Those arguments are very strong but no-one is making them...
  • User AvatarStevan Rose 23rd Oct - 9:36pm
    I'm outraged by the mere existence of the House of Lords and it's legitimisation by this party and by Labour through participation. Though I expect...
  • User AvatarStephen Donnelly 23rd Oct - 9:32pm
    I wonder if any of Norman Lamb's press releases pass the Turing test.
  • User AvatarStevan Rose 23rd Oct - 9:25pm
    "Withdrawal from an elective process should only be resorted to in the most desparate cases." But the point is this is not an elective process....