What should be means-tested? Free bus passes, the NHS, student loans?

What should be means-tested? Free bus passes, the NHS, student loans?

Which of the following allowances and entitlements do you think should be means-tested based on your income/wealth – in other words the richest don’t get it or get less. And which do you think everyone should get regardless?

Results

Free bus passes for over-65s (10628 votes)
Means-tested 4069 votes (38%)
Available to all 6559 votes (62%)
Disability benefits (10509 votes)
Means-tested 3942 votes (38%)
Available to all 6567 votes (62%)
Free NHS services (10560 votes)
Means-tested 983 votes (9%)
Available to all 9577 votes (91%)
The student living loan (means-tested on parental income) (10501 votes)
Means-tested 5875 votes (56%)
Available to all 4626 votes (44%)
Free care home access (10554 votes)
Means-tested 3350 votes (32%)
Available to all 7204 votes (68%)
Free school transport for under-16s (means-tested on parental income) (10559 votes)
Means-tested 5247 votes (50%)
Available to all 5312 votes (50%)
Free sight tests / free dental services (10604 votes)
Means-tested 3651 votes (34%)
Available to all 6953 votes (66%)
Free museum access (10481 votes)
Means-tested 2742 votes (26%)
Available to all 7739 votes (74%)
Child benefit (10564 votes)
Means-tested 6864 votes (65%)
Available to all 3700 votes (35%)
NHS prescriptions (10566 votes)
Means-tested 4523 votes (43%)
Available to all 6043 votes (57%)
Free TV licences for over-75s (10641 votes)
Means-tested 4745 votes (45%)
Available to all 5896 votes (55%)
State pension (10545 votes)
Means-tested 1159 votes (11%)
Available to all 9386 votes (89%)
Free school meals (means-tested on parental income) (10587 votes)
Means-tested 7470 votes (71%)
Available to all 3117 votes (29%)
Free library access (10547 votes)
Means-tested 891 votes (8%)
Available to all 9656 votes (92%)
Passport costs (10497 votes)
Means-tested 6729 votes (64%)
Available to all 3768 votes (36%)
Legal aid (10591 votes)
Means-tested 6278 votes (59%)
Available to all 4313 votes (41%)

           10,808 people have voted.

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