Category Archives: Pensions

“Pension Political Spin”

The Conservative party has long seen itself as a champion of older people.   It prides and preens itself as a supporter of traditional British values.   This has kept it in power for the last two general elections propped … Continue reading

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“Pension Discredit”

When Pension Credit was first introduced by the Government, it was one of the least understood benefits for older people and it remains so to this day.    It is supposed to ensure the poorest pensioners are guaranteed a higher level … Continue reading

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The £155 pension hardly anyone gets !

I have been writing about pensions almost from the start of my blog and a familiar theme in many of my posts is about the cynicism and duplicity of ‘ political speak’.   So many political announcements grab headlines on … Continue reading

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“Deaths up = Taxes up”

We have just this week heard the 2016 Budget announcement from the Chancellor —  George Osbourne.   Pensioners have once again been ‘protected’?   No cuts to benefits for older people  — not even to Winter Fuel Allowance.   However the … Continue reading

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“Age UK” – The Last Straw

Just as I predicted a few weeks ago in my blogs about Age UK’s commercial deals (see “Age UK” in the TAG CLOUD for the previous posts). The Charity Commission have been provoked into action. The recent negative publicity about … Continue reading

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Pensioners votes taken forgranted.

The Conservative Party has long seen itself as a champion of older people.    It prides and preens itself  as a supporter of British values.  This has kept it in power through the last two general elections, propped up by the … Continue reading

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“Pensions Deception”

This follows on from the previous blog “Illusion turns to Deception”.  They are part of a thread I have been writing about ever since the current Government announced its radical move to a £140 ooops! £155 state pension.  All the posts … Continue reading

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