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Pension Credit

TV licence fee to rise from April

The cost of an annual standard colour TV licence will rise to £157.50 from 1 April 2020 – an increase of £3

3 February 2020

BBC to end free TV licences for over-75s unless they get pension credit – yet 1.3m eligible households don’t claim it

Free TV licences will only be available for over-75s who receive the pension credit benefit from next June

10 June 2019

New pension credit rules could cost some with younger partners £7,000 a year

Pensioners who live in a couple will only be able to make a new claim for pension credit when both partners are over the state pension age, under new rules to come into effect in May

15 January 2019

Over £10 billion of benefits left unclaimed

Government figures released today show that up to an estimated £10.1 billion of pension credit, housing benefit and income support were left unclaimed in a single year

15 November 2018

Autumn Statement 2016: Pensions freedoms loophole tightened

Older savers who carry on putting money in a pension after withdrawing cash from it face new curbs

23 November 2016

20 nifty over-50s MoneySaving tips

Are you missing out on pension credit worth £35 a week? This, and many other over-50s MoneySaving tips

8 June 2016

Women's state pension changes petition smashes 100,000 signatures – and may now get second parliamentary debate

Petition on women's state pension changes smashes 100,000 signatures – and may now get second parliamentary debate

5 January 2016

MPs to debate women's state pension changes as 79,000 sign petition

Controversial changes to the state pension which will hit women aged 55-65 will be debated in Parliament in January

17 December 2015

Sign the petition to get MPs to debate women's state pension changes

A petition created by Women Against State Pension Inequality has gained more than 55,000 signatures

14 December 2015

David Cameron: We will give pensioners security and dignity

Prime Minister David Cameron writes for MSE on why the Government is shaking up pension rules

19 November 2014

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