George Osborne has announced that the state pension to rise by £2.95 a week from next April, leaving pensioners £800 a year better off from Government measures since 2010.
Osborne winning votes among older people as he highlights the triple lock that ensures pensions rise. But younger people will work longer
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Teachers and managers in particularly are putting in hundreds of hours of overtime free of charge.