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04 Mar 2021

Women retirees win £2.7bn for underpaid pensions

About 200,000 women could be in line for payouts averaging £13,500 to top-up the underpayment of their state pension for up to two decades. Read More

03 Mar 2021

Spring Budget 2021

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today delivered the Spring budget 2021.The Budget report can be read in full here:Budget 2021: Protecting the jobs and livelihoods of the British...Read More

17 Feb 2021

Coronavirus New Shielding Model

The BBC has reported that an additional 1.7 million people are expected to be asked to shield in England, as a new model has been developed that accounts for extra factors, beyond just an...Read More

10 Feb 2021

BBC TV Licence Fee Increase 1 April 2021

The BBC has announced that the TV Licence fee will increase by £1.50 from £157.50 to £159 from 1st April 2021.An article on the BBC website can be read here:TV Licence Fee Increase

25 Jan 2021

Loneliness Annual Report Jan 2021

This is the second Annual Report on tackling loneliness, following the publication of the cross-government Loneliness Strategy in October 2018.The 2021 report provides an update on the progress made...Read More

22 Jan 2021

Govt Response to Decriminalising TV Licence Evasion Consultation

The government has published its response to the public consultation on decriminalising TV licence evasion in two forms; A press release and a written statement to Parliament.The consultation, which...Read More

22 Jan 2021

State Pension Uprating for April 2021

A research briefing at the end of 2020 provided information on the uprating of the State Pension, for people who reached State Pension Age (SPA) before 6 April 2016. The Government has already...Read More

18 Jan 2021

New Report - Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published a report called 'Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living'. The Report finds that the Government is not on track to...Read More

11 Jan 2021

Record Uptake of Flu Vaccine

Public Health England (PHE) has announced record uptake of the flu vaccine among those in England aged 65 and over. 80.3% of those aged 65 and over have so far been vaccinated. This is the highest on...Read More

06 Jan 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Scam - Know what to watch out for

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute has been made aware of a new scam around the covid-19 vaccination. Individuals are contacted by text informing them that they are eligible to apply for their...Read More

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