Independent Age in the News
Autumn Statement confirms pension triple lock
Following the Autumn Statement, our Director of Policy and Communications John Palmer released a statement praising the protection of the triple lock. However, he also reiterated the need for the government to increase the uptake of Pension Credit amongst poorest pensioners in Britian in order to help them through the cost-of-living crisis. John's statement was used by The Sun in an article highlighting the key points of the Autumn Statement.
Pensioner feels “worthless” amidst triple lock row
Independent Age media volunteer Yvonne was interviewed by the Daily Express on her experience of the cost-of-living crisis and the current debate over the state pension triple lock. Morgan Vine, Head of Policy and Influencing, was also quoted on the subject of the triple lock.
Fuel vouchers provided to Nottingham residents
Independent Age collaborated with Nottingham City council to help provide 400 fuel vouchers to eligible older people in the local area. Kate Duncan, Community Services Manager Nottingham, was interviewed by Nottinghamshire Live about the scheme.
IA's Head of National Services invited on podcast
Fran McSweeney, Head of National Services, was invited onto the Which? Money Podcast to speak about the issues faced by older people in relation to online banking.
Warning to PM if triple lock promise is broken
Our Head of Policy and Influencing, Morgan Vine, spoke to the Daily express about the state pension triple lock. She states that another U-turn from the government, scrapping the triple lock, would 'be a huge blow, particularly for the older people living on low and modest incomes.'
New Fiscal Plan brings uncertainty to many
Independent Age responds to the governments new Medium-Term Fiscal Plan, with John Palmer (Director of Policy and Communications) stating: "Instead of ensuring stability, today only provided uncertainty [...] millions of people over 65 will continue to live in fear that they will be made even poorer, when their budgets have been broken by the cost-of-living crisis.” Read more of our reaction at The Independent, Daily Mail and Daily Express
Downsize or take money out of your home?
Simon Hewett-Avison, our Head of Services, spoke to The Times on the topic of downsizing in later life. Read the full article here
Pension credit is key for many bereaved over 65s
Morgan Vine, our Head of Policy and Influencing, expresses concern about bereavement becoming a trigger to financial hardship for many Britons and calls for wider uptake of Pension Credit. Read more here.
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