Free TV licences, winter fuel payments and other "outdated" age-related benefits should be scrapped, a group of peers has said, with the money spent on housing and training for young people.
The Committee on Intergenerational Fairness said subsidising licences for over-75s were no longer justified given improvements in pensioners' incomes.
It also called for free bus passes for the over-65s to be ended.
Incomes maybe improving for some pensioners. but not all of them. These benefits give pensioners a much needed boost to their income in their later years. If these benefits are to end, then why don't the lords suggest cutting out taxes for the pensioners instead?
And while we at it, it's pretty bad for the lords to suggest this move while enjoying the massive benefits that they enjoy aka £300 per day expenses and travel costs regardless of whether they do any work or not, they just have to turn up to parliament and sign in. Perhaps this "benefit" should be cut first