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It's time to means test benefits for pensioners

By Patrick Nolan  

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Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Iain Duncan Smith are right to question the future of the universal benefits for older people. The government spends more on welfare than on anything else and it is simply not possible to fix the public finances without getting the welfare budget under control. Yet until now there has been a major blind spot in the government’s plans. The prime minister has…

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