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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2008): Pensions - UK

2m pensioners 100 worse off, say Tories

N. Watt

The Guardian, Aug. 19th 2008, p. 13

George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, has claimed that more than 2 million pensioners will lose up to 100 this year as a planned increase in pension credits is set to be wiped out by inflation. Inflation for pensioners will be between 5.2% and 5.6%, which will outweigh this year's 4.2% increase in the minimum income for poor pensioners.

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