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  • Ten Minute Briefing – Smoothing the Transition The Cridland Review of the State Pension Age

    This new ten minute briefing explains the recommendations from the Cridland Review into the future of the state pension age and offers some initial analysis. Read it here.

  • Budget Briefing March 2017

    This latest NPC briefing outlines the main issues affecting older people contained in the Budget on 8 March, and offers a quick analysis of the implications of the proposals. You can view or download a copy here.

  • Ten Minute Briefing – Local Housing Allowance

    This new, ten minute briefing gives a quick analysis of one of the important topics facing a significant number of older people – the new rules surrounding the Local Housing Allowance and how it represents a bedroom tax on pensioners. You

  • Health and Social Care Newsletter

    The latest newsletter from the NPC’s health and social care working party is now available. It includes articles on STPs, charging for GP services, controversial referral management centres and the pressure on hospitals to get older patients out of beds

  • Ten Minute Briefing – Social Care Funding

    This new, ten minute briefing gives a quick analysis of one of the most important topics of the day – the funding of social care. You can view or download the briefing here.

  • Ten Minute Briefing – The Resolution Foundation

    The NPC is introducing some new ten minute briefings, with quickly analyse key issues of the day as they affect older people. The first is on the recent report by the Resolution Foundation on the question of Intergenerational Fairness. You

  • NPC Campaign! Bulletin February 2017 now available

    The latest Campaign! bulletin from the NPC is now available to read and download. It features the latest on social care, the campaign victory on Attendance Allowance, rising pensioner inequality, a new Parliamentary inquiry into older people’s housing needs and

  • Health and Social Care Newsletter

    The latest Health and Social Care Newsletter is now available to read and download here. It includes articles on STPs, health care contracts, the state of social care and the importance of concessionary travel to keeping healthy and mobile.

  • NPC analysis of the Autumn Statement

    Find out the main details affecting older people from the recent Autumn Statement by reading the NPC’s initial analysis of the Chancellor’s announcements. Read a copy here.

  • November Campaign! Bulletin now available

    This month’s Campaign! bulletin contains articles about the Cridland Review of the State Pension Age, a recent meeting between the NPC and the new Pensions’ Minister Richard Harrington, the problems for older and disabled travellers on trains without guards, Ros

Campaigns

  • NPC Campaign! Bulletin March 2017 now available

    This month’s Campaign! bulletin is now available to read and download. This edition covers the impact of cuts on social care, the latest attacks on the triple lock, changes to housing benefit rules, the impact of Brexit and possible changes

  • NPC Campaign! Bulletin January 2017 now available

    The latest Campaign! bulletin from the NPC is now available to read and download. It features the latest on social care, the state pension age, rising household bills and the triple lock. You can download a colour version here or

  • Triple Lock Campaign

    In the last few months, the triple lock on the state pension has been under attack from a host of former ministers, think tanks and elements of the media. The NPC has produced a timely campaign factsheet that explains the

  • December Campaign! Bulletin now available

    This month’s Campaign! Bulletin is now available with articles on the Autumn Statement and the future of the state pension triple lock, the latest excess winter death figures, the ongoing crisis in social care funding, the effect of cuts to

  • NPC National Lobby of Parliament called for Wednesday 2 November 2016

    The NPC’s annual Lobby of Parliament will take place on Wednesday 2 November. Full details are shown on the flyer here. Speakers include: John McDonnell MP (Shadow Chancellor), Ian Blackford MP (SNP), Heather Wakefield (UNISON), Dave Ward (CWU) and Dot

  • The future of adult social care

    The Communities and Local Government Select Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into the future of adult social care. The NPC’s submission can be seen here.

  • September NPC Campaign! Bulletin now available

    This month’s Campaign! bulletin contains the latest attack on the triple lock, the recent report from Ofgem into the energy market, the numbers of people missing out on the new state pension, the rising costs of care homes and the

  • Time to defend the pension triple-lock…again

    The triple lock on the basic state pension is guaranteed until 2020, but there is no doubt that the likes of Ros Altmann and others will be using their influence between now and then to alter things in the future.

  • August Campaign! Bulletin now available

    This month’s Campaign! bulletin is now available to read and download. It includes articles on social care funding, new government ministers, plans to change final salary pension schemes, the latest on auto-enroled pensions and how the housing crisis is affecting

  • Demos planned for UN Older People’s Day 1 October 2016

    This year, the NPC will be marking UN Older People’s Day on 1 October with a series of protests around the country aimed at highlighting the need for a new National Health and Social Care Service (NHSCS). A briefing to

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