"but few pensioners can live on welfare benefits alone"
The poorest single pensioner would have a guaranteed pension of £145.40 and a couple would get £220.05. They would be also premiums for disabled £59.50 single, £119 both and carers would receive £33.30 each.
free prescriptions, bus travel, winter fuel allowance £200 for all. Housing benefit and council tax benefit.
50% of welfare benefits go to the over 60's on state pensions. That's more than housing benefit, unemployment benefit, social security,incapacity benefit, attendance allowance, child benefit and on and on.
Is it not time to look at making savings?