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Government refuses to budge on women's state pension changes following second MP debate

The Government has refused to budge on changes to women's state pension following a second parliamentary debate

3 February 2016

State pension to rise by at least 2.5% next April

Today's inflation announcement means the basic state pension will rise by at least 2.5% next April

13 October 2015

Over 74? You could be owed backdated energy bill cash

Some could be eligible to claim Winter Fuel Payments for 1997/98, 1998/99 and 1999/2000 - but you need to claim now

27 March 2014

Unemployment drops sharply – so are interest rates set to rise?

Unemployment has fallen to 7.1% – close to the figure which will be used to decide whether interest rates rise

22 January 2014

Autumn Statement 2013: Disability and carers' benefits get 2.7% rise

Disability and carers' benefits and the additional state pension will rise by 2.7% in April 2014

5 December 2013

MPs vote to limit benefit rises to 1%

A key vote to decide whether the annual increase in most benefits will be capped at 1% until 2016 will take place today

8 January 2013

Winter chill sparks cold weather payments

Those eligible for cold weather payments get £25 for each seven day period of bitterly chilly conditions

13 December 2012

Unemployed to get free bus travel

More than 800,000 unemployed people are to get free bus travel in January to help them find jobs

10 December 2012

Unemployment falls to lowest level since spring

Unemployment fell by 50,000 in the quarter to August, while employment also grew during this period

17 October 2012

Benefits to rise 2.2% as inflation falls

Most benefits are pegged to September's CPI inflation measure, which was revealed at 2.2% this morning

16 October 2012

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