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Means-test winter fuel cash call

Winter fuel allowance should be means-tested to help pay for the reform of elderly care, according to the former Lib Dem minister Paul Burstow. But the Government says capping care costs still remains the best option.

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Minister: We are not going to means-test fuel benefits

David Willetts said the Prime Minister stands by his pledges Credit: ITV News

The Universities Minister David Willetts has said in response to a call for winter fuel benefit to be means-tested:

"David Cameron and the Conservative Party made it very clear promise during the election campaign that we were not going to means-test the winter fuel payment and David Cameron stands by his pledges".

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