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Benefits for the elderly

Asked if the PM stands by his pre-election promise to keep free TV licenses and bus passes for the elderly, the PMS said it is in the Coalition Agreement which he stands by. The Agreement says: we will protect key benefits for older people such as the winter fuel allowance, free TV licenses, free bus travel and free eye tests and prescriptions’. Asked whether he believes we can acceptably debate universal benefits for elderly people in the run up to the next Spending Review, she said she would not speculate on the next Spending Review, but he stands by what is in the Coalition Agreement. Asked whether the Coalition Agreement wording rules out means testing, she said it protects what is in place.

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