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State Pensions

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

23. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will replace the 25p age addition to state pensions with an additional £25 on the winter fuel allowance for the over-80s as a Budget measure. (256305)

The Government provide additional support to older pensioners. Higher age-related allowances and free TV licences help those aged over 75, while households with someone aged over 80 receive a higher winter fuel payment. The Government keep all tax and benefit rates under review as part of the normal Budget process.