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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

Daily Mail

Four Seasons Health Care Group collapses

Four Seasons Health Care has gone into administration, putting staff and residents at risk. Read George McNamara's comment in the Daily Mail 

Sunday Express

Lack of support affects wellbeing

New analysis suggests that older people are dying early because of a lack of financial support, such as not receiving the Winter Fuel Payment. George McNamara's comment was featured in the Sunday Express

Daily Mirror

Lords Committee advises scrapping benefits

The Lords Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee recommended that age-related benefits, such as the free TV licence and free bus passes, should be removed as older people are proportionately richer than younger people. Read George McNamara's response in the Daily Mirror

The Guardian

143,000 older people face catastrophic care costs

Our new report about catastrophic care costs revealed that less than a quarter of homeowners are saving for potential future care needs. Read the full story in The Guardian

The Guardian

Increase in number of older people living alone

Research from the Office for National Statistics has found that almost one in seven people could be living alone by 2039. Read the full story and George McNamara's comment in The Guardian


Social care green paper continues to be delayed

George McNamara is quoted on delays to social care reform. Read more in the Independent