Book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.
Green suggests taxing the winter fuel allowance and using any savings from the upcoming spending review.
He adds that as ‘a last resort’ over-50s could be asking to pay a one per cent national insurance surcharge ‘for a guarantee that their personal finances will not be exhausted by the costs of social care, and that they will be looked after whatever their condition.’ Labour’s John McDonnell called the proposed changes ‘a tax on getting old’.
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