CBI wants pensions rethink
Wednesday 01 October 1997
Deputy director general Peter Agar said: "Raising the basic state pension is an expensive way to help pensioners. Rather than an inadequate basic pension provided for all, a minimum pension guarantee would provide a decent level below which no pensioners would be allowed to fall." But the idea will meet opposition from Frank Field, the minister for welfare reform at the DSS, who is ardently opposed to means-testing.
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