Should rich pensioners lose fuel allowance?

Sarah Coles
Lord Warner
Lord Warner

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Government adviser, Lord Warner, has suggested that wealthier pensioners ought to lose universal benefits such as the winter fuel payment and the free TV licence, to help save money that could be pumped into paying for long-term care. It was part of a series of recommendations he made after being asked to investigate solutions to the care funding crisis by Andrew Lansley.

And some of the other suggestions spell financial disaster for retirees too.