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  • 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

  • Health and Care Newsletter Issue 5 now available

    The latest edition of the NPC’s Health and Social Care Working Party newsletter is now available to read and download here.

  • NPC’s Minority Elders’ Bulletin Speaking Out! now available

    The Autumn edition of Speaking Out! is now available to view and download. Articles include experiences of care, changes to housing benefit, the future of attendance allowance, the implications of Brexit on frozen pensions and the importance of UN Older

  • NPC Campaign! Bulletin October 2016 now available

    This month’s Campaign! bulletin is now available to read and download. It contains articles on social care, changes to housing benefit, the future of universal benefits, Attendance Allowance and retirement ages. You can view a colour version here or print

  • Mobility Scooters Class Action

    Dot Gibson, the General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, has applied to bring the UK’s first class action under the new Consumer Rights Act against Pride Mobility Products Ltd, the UK’s largest supplier of mobility scooters. She is seeking

  • New Health and Social Care newsletter now available

    The latest edition of the Health and Social Care Working Party’s regular newsletter is now available to download. Articles include an update on the Care Act, delayed discharges, medical examiners in the Coroner’s Office, inequality in mental health services and

  • Energy review misses the point

    Ofgem’s so-called “shake-up” of the energy market has done very little to address the real problem facing older people in Britain. Every year, tens of thousands of pensioners die needlessly from cold related illnesses – largely due to the fact

  • Equalisation and Acceleration in the State Pension Age

    This briefing explains the issue affecting the group of women born in the early 1950s who have seen their State Pension Age (SPA) increase twice, without due notification, and also explores the various pieces of legislation that will have a

  • NPC submission to the Cridland Review of State Pension Age

    Under the Pensions Act 2014, the Government now has the ability to review the State Pension Age (SPA) every five years. The first of these reviews is being conducting by former CBI director, John Cridland and is expected to report

Campaigns

  • 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

  • NPC Campaign Bulletin available now

    The July edition of the NPC’s Campaign Bulletin is now available to read and download. The colour version is here and the black and white version is here. The bulletin contains a brief report about the recent NPC Pensioners’ Parliament,

  • June’s Campaign! Bulletin now available

    The June edition of the NPC’s monthly Campaign! Bulletin is now available to read, download and print. This month’s article look at rising cost of living, BBC plans to cut free TV licences for the over 75s, suggestions that the

  • May’s Campaign! Bulletin now available

    May’s edition of the Campaign! Bulletin is now available featuring articles on the NPC’s meeting with the Minister for Pensions, a preview of the forthcoming Pensioners’ Parliament, the impact of cuts on older people’s health, the implications of raising the

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