UK - Government plans to spend up to £17m this year on promoting the controversial pension credit could be a waste of money, opponents say.
Liberal democrat spokesman Steve Webb said extra advertising would not change the fact it was “complicated, expensive and inefficient”.Latest government figures show nearly half the 4.9 million people eligible for the benefit are missing out and take-up rates have slowed since December.
Most people think it is right that savers take responsibility to protect from pension scams.
More than 100,000 savers face being landed with huge tax bills following tiny uplifts to their pension, a Freedom of Information (FOI) reply has revealed.
Alan Pickering says politicians should have the freedom to redefine what is meant by 'absolute'