What's New

  • NPC Health Newsletter

    The second NPC Health Working Party newsletter is now available to download here.

  • Find out what the Budget means to you

    The NPC has produced an easy to read guide to the main changes affecting older people that were announced in the March 2014 Budget. You can download a copy here.

  • NPC pays tribute to Bob Crow

    The NPC is saddened to hear of the sudden death of RMT leader, Bob Crow. Both the union and Bob have always been very supportive of the pensioner movement and his death is a tragic blow to all those standing See more ›

  • NPC April Campaign Bulletin now available

    This month’s NPC Campaign  Bulletin is available now to download. It features information on the recent Budget, a report on fuel poverty and the ongoing threat to bus services across the country. A copy can be viewed here. Alternatively, a See more ›

  • Owen Jones to speak at Pensioners’ Parliament 2014

    Popular journalist and campaigner Owen Jones has again agreed to speak at the opening rally of this year’s Pensioners’ Parliament in Blackpool. He will join the new director of Age UK, Caroline Abrahams, Robin Priestley from 38 Degrees and Neel See more ›

  • How does the Autumn Statement affect you?

    On 5 December 2013, the Chancellor George Osborne gave his Autumn Statement. You can find out about the main issues affecting older people by reading the NPC’s new briefing here.

  • NPC Health Newsletter

    The first newsletter produced by the NPC’s Health Working Party is now available to download here.

  • November 2013 Campaign Bulletin

    The latest edition of the NPC’s Campaign! Bulletin is now available. This month it looks at the campaign for “No More Winter Deaths”, the continuing confusion over the mis-named “care cap”, Sir Alan Sugar’s latest response to Nick Clegg’s suggestion See more ›

  • Women and Pensions survey

    The Pensions Advisory Service have launched its latest initiative to help women save for their retirement. Although many women are currently saving for retirement, from our experience helping members of the public, women tend to have lower pensions than men. See more ›

  • The Message Online Autumn 2013

    The Autumn 2013 edition of the 4 page NPC newspaper – The Message – is now available to view here.


  • NPC backs Dignity Action Day 1 February 2014

    The NPC plans to mark next year’s National Dignity Day on 1 February 2014  as a way of promoting the Convention’s Dignity Code and to raise the organisation’s profile. Plans are being drawn up for activities to take place in See more ›

  • Scrap the Cap campaign

    The NPC has joined forces with public sector union, Unison and social enterprise United for all Ages to launch a new campaign called Scrap the Cap. The campaign is targeting Peers who are currently debating the Care Bill with ten See more ›

  • BMA launches new website for patients

    The BMA (British Medical Association) has launched a new website - (http://bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/what-we-do/public-and-patient-information-sources/supporting-general-practice/changes-and-pressures-in-nhs) which aims to give patients more information about the changes currently facing the NHS because of the squeeze on finances, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and other See more ›

  • European initiative launched for the right to care

    The Federation of European Retired Persons’ Association (FERPA) – of which the NPC is a member – has claimed that more and more people are concerned by long-term care and end up in a state of dependence. Whatever their age See more ›

  • NPC joins Save Our Royal Mail campaign

    Not everything in life should be defined by its monetary value. Royal Mail is part of the fabric of the nation – and we don’t want to see it ripped apart. If the Royal Mail is sold off affordable prices, See more ›

  • Pensioners and the Bedroom Tax

    From April 2013, the rules surrounding Housing Benefit are set to change. Those tenants deemed to have a spare bedroom will either have their benefit reduced or find they have to move to a smaller property. Whilst pensioners are not See more ›

  • RPI Action Day – 8 April 2013

    The NPC, in conjunction with other members of the RPI Campaign Committee (such as the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance and the Public Service Pensioners’ Council) have organised a RPI Action Day on 8 April 2013 to highlight the impact that the See more ›

  • New Care Minister backs NPC Dignity Code

    New care minister, Norman Lamb MP has added his name to the growing list of signatories backing the NPC’s Dignity Code. Following a recent meeting with the minister, the NPC is now discussing with the Department of Health how to See more ›

  • Generations United campaign launched

    The NPC has officially launched its Generations United campaign on 1 October 2012, with a public statement of intent signed by a range of organisations representing all ages of our society. The statement, printed in the Guardian newspaper, sets out See more ›

  • NPC makes progress on concessionary train travel

    Older and disabled people will be able to use their bus pass to get a third off train travel as part of a year-long trial championed by the NPC, which started on 2 September 2012. The trial will apply on See more ›

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