Hands off the Bus Pass!
Added: 11 October 2012 | Updated: 29 October 2012
In recent weeks there have been a series of attacks against universal pensioner benefits, such as free bus travel and the winter fuel allowance.
The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) have organised a rally and Lobby of Parliament:
Wednesday 31st October
11.30am protest, George V statue, Old palace Yard
1pm Rally/Lobby, Committee Room 14, House of Commons
Critics argue that pensioners have escaped the austerity measures at the expense of young people, but the many believe that in reality the only people who have escaped the cuts are the rich.
The NPC say that means-testing these benefits would exclude pensioners with incomes of little more than £10,000 per year.
Evidence shows that even after paying these universal benefits, pensioners contribute an extra £40bn every year to the economy in taxes, volunteering and unpaid care.
For more information about the National Pensioners Convension contact
NPC Walkden House, 10 Melton Street, London NW1 2EJ
Tel: 020 7383 0388