A government White Paper published today indicates (on p63) that the government will be exploring ways to encourage older people to ‘downsize’, with one rationale being the freeing up of housing fo… Source: Downsizing: should financial incentives be offered to “the elderly” to downsize?
Pensions policy in the UK has become remarkably incoherent. We are bombarded with pension reforms, but the ones that have tipped us into Wonderland are the last two. First, so-called ‘pension freedoms’ announced last year, and coming into force in a couple of weeks, where people can cash in the whole of their pension pots … Continue reading
Originally posted on Ageing Issues:
I am visiting a small city in New York State. Once one of the greatest cities in the US, it now has a rapidly declining and highly racially and socially segregated population, with a mixture of affluence on one side of the tracks and neighbourhoods blighted by grinding poverty on…
On the day that the Tory-LibDem Alliance have passed a bill that paves the way for the marketisation of health, I think it’s important to reflect on why universal benefits are so important if we want to see solidarity among our citizens and between generations. More than two years ago, I was invited by Jean … Continue reading
Attending the HC Work and Pensions Committee yesterday to discuss the new proposed single tier pension as suggested in the Green Paper, “A State Pension for the 21st Century”, one idea was repeatedly raised by the MPs – what to say to constituents who say that they contributed all their lives to National Insurance, only … Continue reading