Pensioners

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

TV licence fees for over-75s to be means-tested

Free TV licence fees for over-75s are to be means-tested, the BBC has announced.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Age UK: Scrapping free TV licence for over 75s may "risk lives"

Age UK: Scrapping free TV licence for over 75's may 'risk lives'

Age UK: Scrapping free TV licence for over 75's may 'risk lives'

Plans to remove free TV licences for pensioners could result in loss of life, Age UK have warned.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Age UK: Pensioner benefits are ‘a sign of a good society’

Age UK: Pensioner benefits are ‘a sign of a good society’

Age UK: Pensioner benefits are ‘a sign of a good society’

Robert Henderson from Age UK has said that age-related benefits such as a free TV licence and bus pass are a “sign of a good society” and shows the “most vulnerable” are being looked after.

Scrap free TV licences for pensioners, peers say

Scrap free TV licences for pensioners, peers say

Scrap free TV licences for pensioners, peers say

A group of peers are calling for "outdated" age-related benefits to be scrapped, with the money instead used for housing and training for young people.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

AGE UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ pension changes making some £7k worse off

Age UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ pension changes making some £7k worse off

Age UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ changes that lose pensioners £7k

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK has accused the Work and Pensions Secretary of “sneaking out” changes to pension credits that could leave some £7,000 worse off.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Detectives believe two men were responsible for the crime

Detectives hunting burglars who tied up two pensioners to rob purse and mobile phone

Police hunting burglars who tied up two pensioners to rob purse and mobile phone

A purse, mobile phone and a small quantity of cash was taken from a 75-year-old man and 72-year-old woman

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Poverty progress at risk of reversing back 20 years

Joseph Rowntree Foundation research finds that 30% of children and 16% of pensioners live in poverty

Poverty progress at risk of reversing back 20 years

Currently, 30% of children and 16% of pensioners live in poverty in the United Kingdom.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lonely elderly man receives hundreds of Christmas Day invites after leaving note in shop

Lonely elderly man receives hundreds of Christmas Day invites after leaving note in shop

Lonely elderly man receives hundreds of Christmas Day invites after leaving note

The man's note asked 'where can a lonely pensioner and widower find a place in a small group for Christmas?'

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thieves jailed after using children to trick elderly people

Thieves who used baby to trick 90-year-old woman jailed

Thieves who used baby to trick 90-year-old woman jailed

Joseph Fannin, Francis Maughan and Jolene Mahon distracted elderly people in order to steal from them