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WINTER FUEL ALLOWANCE CUT - Carers UK Forum

WINTER FUEL ALLOWANCE CUT

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For the over 80s down £100

for the over 60`s down £50

what a con this all is .. we now know who will pay for the 1p cut in fuel duty ...
Not heard about this George have you got a link please?
Not heard about this George have you got a link please?
Putting on a deep voice here to be George Image
Last night, it also emerged that pensioners are to lose out on winter fuel “top-upâ€
Thanks Rosemary, yet another cut to the already vulnerable in society
Winter fuel allowance reduced for the over 60`s


who do you think will be 60 === AUGUST 2ND === LIL OL ME....
beat you to it george was 60 on feb Image
last year a couple where found to have died in the cold and im sure there where many more that passed away due to the freezing weather we had.

once u get to a good ripe old age go do summin that means u end up in prison- better than any care home and it should be warm!
Its like mugging your granny: taking £100 off the over 80's is disgraceful as they need the heating on far more than than most people. This was put in place to help stop the scandal of hypothermia deaths. Back in the 1990's, deaths were running at 30,000 a year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/medic ... 276284.stm
Exposure to cold is estimated to cause 30,000 deaths a year in the UK.

The causes vary, and include increased susceptibility to flu and other viruses.

However, hypothermia is one of the most deadly cold-induced conditions and, if not caught and treated early on, can lead to a rapid decline in the body's ability to function normally.