Like a particularly strange, obscure breed of nerds, those with an interest in pension policy found themselves glued to BBC Parliament on Monday as pensions minister Steve Webb finally stood up to announce the government’s White Paper on a single-tier state pension.
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A coalition of Liberal Democrats – the think tank CentreForum and the former Liberal Democrat Care Minister Paul Burstow – have called for the means testing of Winter Fuel Payments
In the early days of the financial crisis, the pension industry looked to be in a rather good position. Whereas half of the UK high street banking sector fell over, the key names in pensions stood strong, reflecting both better regulation but also undoubted cultural differences.
Amid growing concern about ‘generation rent’, what will Housing Benefit for pensioners cost the Exchequer in future?
Wednesday saw many in the social policy world left blind-sided by the announcement from the Sun newspaper that it would henceforth be campaigning for the means testing of currently universal Winter Fuel Payments.
The Chancellor’s Budget announcement that a new single-tier state pension will be introduced early in the next Parliament – above the level of the current means tested Guarantee Credit – represents a personal triumph for pensions minister Steve Webb, and starts the clock ticking to the abolition of means tested […]