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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 30th Mar - 5:06pm
    @Tony Greaves, Many thanks for another thoughtful article, Tony? Have you ever thought of going into politics? ;) "She pointed out that the SNP know...
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    Michael BG 30th Mar '15 - 1:38pm "As Scotland and Wales have a separate Parliament so should the English regions leaving the UK Parliament to...
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    Of course their are other sources of news about what you can/'t do in the next 6 weeks... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egeMAIXYIvI
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    You're right to be suspicious. Any local campaigner worth their salt should know the whereabouts of the public facilities on their patch.
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