Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Cameron Wants To Scrap Winter Fuel Allowance

Well, according to Vince Cable he does.

And while that may be taking things a bit far, the Lib Dem / Tory coalition are planning to make massive cuts and make people wait 6 years longer to get it.

Ministers have resolved to increase the qualifying age for the annual payment from 60 to at least 66, with talks are under way about an even bigger rise. The basic winter fuel payment, made to more than 12 million people, will also be cut by £50 for new recipients and £100 for the oldest.

This won't be Cameron's work alone - presumably Nick Clegg and cutter-in-chief Danny Alexander have agreed it too. It's now clear that you can't trust the Lib Dems and Tories on protecting the winter fuel allowance.

(photo: Mirror.co.uk)

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