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Daily Express

BBC announces plans to scrap free licence fee

The BBC has announced plans to scrap free licence fees for people aged 75 and over. Read more, including a comment from George McNamara, in the Daily Express

Daily Express

D-Day veteran having to sell home to pay for care

A 94-year-old veteran has been marooned in hospital for months due to a disagreement between the NHS and social services. Read more, including a comment from George McNamara, in the Daily Express

The Daily Telegraph

Increasing number of councils going cashless

Head of Policy, Catherine Seymour, is quoted in an article about becoming a cashless society. Read the full article and the comment in The Telegraph

The Guardian

Number of older people working doubles

New data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the number of people aged 70 and over who are still working has doubled in the past ten years. Read Catherine Seymour's comment in The Guardian

Daily Mirror

Government urged to introduce free personal care

In a new report, which was created jointly with Independent Age, the IPPR has backed our calls for free personal care. Read more in the Daily Mirror 

The Daily Telegraph

Care homes ignoring complaints

George McNamara has been quoted in an article about making a complaint to a care home. Read the full article in The Telegraph

Daily Express

Why we shouldn't remove pensioner 'perks'

George McNamara commented on not removing age-related benefits often described as 'perks'. Read the article in the Daily Express

Daily Express

1.3 million people not getting pension credit

Over one million people who are eligible for Pension Credit are missing out every year, potentially losing out on hundreds of pounds. Read the full story in the Daily Express

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