This week it's pensioners who have been mis-sold. But we're all victims of bad advice.
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Saturday 19 September 2009
Friday 28 August 2009
Older people are being forced to cut down on their energy usage as they face soaring fuel bills, a report warned today.
Thursday 06 August 2009
A BBC journalist who went undercover as a carer to expose flaws in the system in the care of elderly in their own homes has been arrested, it was revealed today.
Saturday 01 August 2009
It's shameful that some two million British pensioners are currently living in poverty. According to figures from the European Commission's statistical agency Eurostat published this week, around one in three older people in the UK are facing life on the breadline. It puts our pensioners on a par with those living in countries such as Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, and a long way behind those living in the Czech Republic, where just one in 20 pensioner lives in poverty.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Sunday 26 July 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Q. In January, I went to an Abbey cash dispenser to withdraw £400. The transaction was processed, but the cash not supplied. I went into the bank branch, which told me the cash dispenser was managed by Securicor. The branch said I should contact my own bank, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in Rome, for them to get a refund. I emailed my bank branch, which told me this was not their responsibility. In February, I contacted Abbey again, which this time said my bank should investigate the matter as one of potential fraud. It added that Abbey had no responsibility. CM, Rome.
Wednesday 15 July 2009
The care system is broken and it is right to have a public debate about how it can be fixed. The Green Paper signals a welcome willingness to confront some of the hard questions. All political parties and the public must now look beyond the short-term squeeze on our national finances to agree a fairer way to pay for care. High-quality care must be available to all who need it regardless of where they live and whether they are rich or poor.
Monday 13 July 2009
A review of the so-called default retirement age, which allows employers to require staff to retire at 65, is to be brought forward by a year, the Government announced today.
Saturday 04 July 2009
Half a million poverty-hit pensioners could be put back on a firm financial footing simply by taking up the state benefits they are eligible for, a leading charity has claimed. Age Concern and Help the Aged says older people are turning down £5.4bn-worth of extra cash that is rightfully theirs. The money is made up of means-tested benefits and allowances that pensioners fail to claim.
Friday 03 July 2009
The body of a pensioner may have lain undiscovered for five years in a city centre flat, it was revealed today.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
The Government's Digital Britain report, outlining wide-ranging plans for the future of the internet and communications industries, will be published today.
Friday 08 May 2009
Thursday 23 April 2009
Labour's much-vaunted ambition to eradicate child poverty within a decade appears to be fading.
Thursday 16 April 2009
Elderly stroke patients do not receive the same level of care as their younger counterparts, a report claims.
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