Christmas comes late for 2,000 elderly people in Ribble Valley

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.

Allan Knox Wants a Fair Deal for Older people

£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.