Tag Archives: free television licences

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 …

Posted in Op-eds and Parliament | Also tagged , , , and | 29 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • David Evans
    Yet another article saying "Vote for what the powers that be want - a small, centralised, all-powerful and most importantly easily controlled group to surround ...
  • John Medway
    @Brad Burrows - I agree entirely (apart from the figures you have since corrected). I may have given the impression that I think inflation is an unalloyed evil,...
  • Barry Lofty
    Sorry just revisited my earlier post and realised I should have written " tiny steps"???...
  • Roger Billins
    I have just watched Edge of War, the film based on Robert Harris’ novel, Munich. A brilliant film but the similarities of where we are with Russia now are sta...
  • John Marriott
    My first response, rather tongue in cheek, was “You pay them”. Call that cynicism if you like; but I sincerely believe that councillors should not be out of...