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Older Home Owners

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

8. To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues about the problems facing older low-income owner-occupiers. (98417)

The Government have made unprecedented investment in increasing financial support to low income pensioners. In addition to lifting many pensioners out of absolute poverty since 1997, over £400 million each year is made available to local authorities to help poorer home owners to maintain their homes while the Warm Front programme is investing £800 million by 2008 in grants for private housing, mostly to low-income older people.