THE Government has been condemned following the BBC's decision to means-test
licence fees for the elderly.
THE BBC could means-test
free TV licences for the over-75s.
But it is understood that plans to means-test
the subsidy by limiting free TV licences to over-75s who receive pension credit is gaining ground.
The PM said Labour's means-test
would save the taxpayer PS75m a year or 4% of the winter fuel payment budget once administration costs were taken into account.
There's no limitation; you get to deduct the payments on those loans." Under the proposed law, a person with a good lawyer could use secured debt to sneak in under the means-test
threshold, while a middle-income person with few assets would have no such benefit, Rao says.
From 2020, the BBC must find the money and there are fears it will means-test
"We are urging the Government to means-test
university fees, as used to be the case, so those from low and middle-income families pay less for tuition."
These savage means-test
methods were forced onto shipyard/engineering workers during the pre-war slump, folks who'd been careful with their cash and bought a small home.
It is nearly a year since this column first aired the subversive thought that stakeholder pensions and cut-price 'Sandler-type' long-term savings may not mix well with means-test
The Government has failed to reform the unfair means-test
, which takes away everything above pounds 23,250.
The NPC says the Pension Credit, which will means-test
around 5m pensioners on income and savings, is demeaning, discriminatory, unrealistic, inefficient and will also have a low take-up, meaning up to 1m pensioners may miss out.
THE Government's plan to means-test
compensation payments to flood victims was branded "a disgrace" yesterday.