Sharing the burden - How the older generation should suffer its share of the cuts (web publication)

A look at how cutting non-means-tested benefits and reforming state pensions could save £16bn a year

 

In Sharing the burden – How the older generation should suffer its share of the cuts the IEA looks at the savings that would be made if non-means-tested benefits to older people were cut and the state pension system were reformed.

Older people enjoy a privileged position at present. The non-means-tested benefits they receive have not been removed or reduced and the basic state pension is planned to increase above