Pensioners: Cost of Living

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 6th June 2022.

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Photo of Matt Rodda Matt Rodda Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions)

The cost of living crisis is leaving families and pensioners wondering how on earth they will make ends meet. Inflation is running at 11% for everyday goods, and petrol is now nearly £2 a litre, yet the Government’s response has favoured the wealthier while failing those in greatest need. Will the Minister explain why second home owners were offered extra help while at the very same time the Government have yet to drive up the take-up of pension credit? Will he also now publish the advice he received from his own civil servants that warned of the effect of this deeply unfair policy?