Monthly Archives: January 2013

Winter fuel allowance/pensioner’s benefits

With a £2.2 billion bill a year for funding winter fuel payments for the elderly, David Cameron is again being urged by senior conservatives to look at whether the winter fuel allowance should be withheld from wealthier pensioners. Ideas such as means-testing or even scrapping the winter fuel allowance altogether and putting the £2.2 billion […]

Let’s put older people firmly on the political agenda for 2013

As we start the New Year I wonder if older people will move further up the political agenda this year. I certainly hope so. In his last speech in the House of Lords in December, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams said that too many older people were being “tolerated” rather than “valued” and […]