Saturday 13 March 1999
Pensioners are also exempted from the abolition of the married couple's allowance.
The Chancellor has also boosted the level of the minimum income guarantee introduced in the last Budget, in line with earnings rather than prices. Single pensioners will be guaranteed pounds 75 a week and couples pounds 116.60, this year. Next year, the guarantee will rise to pounds 78 and pounds 120.
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