Posts Tagged “pensioners”

Clegg threat to block any further welfare cuts unless Cameron agrees to tax wealthy pensioners’ benefits

by Stephen Tall on April 25, 2013

It’s 18 months since Nick Clegg first publicly aired the idea that some universal benefits given to better-off pensioners should be means-tested — an idea that’s found favour with two-thirds of Lib Dem members. There have always been three problems with the idea. The first problem is that means-testing is bureaucratic and potentially expensive. However, […]

What Lib Dem members think about means-testing pensioner benefits & a freeze on benefits payments

by Stephen Tall on October 4, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum before conference to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Two-thirds back means-testing of some wealthy pensioner benefits LDV asked: Nick Clegg has suggested […]