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Pensioners convention to stage protests following Budget tax measures

The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) announced it will stage a demonstration to coincide with the age-related allowances debate on April 19. Dot Gibson, NPC general secretary said:

"The Chancellor's decision to freeze the age-related personal tax allowances in the Budget has completely backfired. We have been inundated by pensioners who are disgusted that those on around £11,000 a year will no longer get additional reductions in their tax - whilst those earning £150,000 or more will see their tax bills reduced.

"This is seen by many as the last straw - coming on top of cuts to the winter fuel allowance, changes to the way pensions are uprated and crumbling care services. Pensioners feel they are being asked to bail out the super rich - and it's simply not fair."

– Dot Gibson, General Secretary, National Pensioners Convention

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