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Welfare: help from the aged

Increases in the pension age will save us billions

By David Willetts   April 2015

David Cameron speaks to older working people at an Age UK event © Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Peter Kellner accurately shows that voters exaggerate how much is spent on benefits for people of working age and underestimate how much goes on benefits for pensioners. But behind this misconception there is more popular wisdom than he recognises. The point is obscured because Kellner uses the…

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