Christmas bonus payments for 2,000 elderly people in Ribble Valley to help with winter fuel bills will not be paid until nearly Easter, warns a leading local Liberal Democrat.
According to research carried out by Liberal Democrats in Parliament, nearly one in ten older people will be getting their Christmas bonus at a time when their grandchildren are getting their Easter eggs. Read the rest of this entry.
£3.40 a week doesn’t go very far right now. But that’s the rise millions of older people received this year in their basic pension.
£3.40 a week to cover gas and electric prices that have gone up by as much as 40%. £3.40 a week to cover the soaring cost of basic foods like bread, eggs and cheese (up by a quarter or more). £3.40 a week to pay rising council tax bills.
No wonder pensioners are feeling the pinch! Read the rest of this entry.