Sharing the burden – How the older generation should suffer its share of the cuts received a great deal of attention and continues to provoke debate in print, in broadcast and online. Proposing to save £16bn per year by cutting back on the many non-means-tested benefits that the elderly receive and by reforming pensions, the paper provides important solutions to help the government to bring about substantial reductions in taxes to the benefit of all people. This is part of an ongoing project of wider reforms to bring about a smaller state, a more effective welfare system, higher economic growth and higher disposable incomes.
Below is some of the coverage that this timely paper has received.
- The Daily Telegraph - Pensioners should share pain of spending cuts, says Institute of Economic Affairs
- The Scottish Herald - Call to scrap benefits for pensioners
- The Daily Mail - Pampered pensioners cost taxpayer £16bn: Report attacks 'special treatment' that exempts OAPs from cuts
- City AM - Old people need to share burden of cuts: think tank
- The Daily Express - Anger at call to hit OAPs in £16bn cuts
- The Independent - David Prosser: The charmed lives of Britain's pensioners in an age of austerity
- BBC website - Are older people getting an easy ride when it comes to cuts?
- The Daily Express - Raising retirement age to 66 ‘will save 5bn’
- The Times - Scrap freebies and make the old pay more
- Ruth Porter on BBC Derby’s Phil’s Trow’s Breakfast Show (listen here at 1.41.00)
- Ruth Porter on LBC’s Breakfast (listen here)
- Ruth Porter on BBC York’s Liz Green programme (listen here at 0.11.30)
- Philip Booth on BBC Radio London’s Drivetime with Eddie Nestor (listen here at 0.16.30)
- Philip Booth on Sky News’ Jeff Randall Live (watch here)
- Mark Littlewood on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Tony L