The pensioner punished for saving too much of her pension
After retiring in 1998, pensioner Mary Morley began saving money from her state pension to ensure she wouldn’t be a burden to her family as she got older.
By the time she reached 86 years old, Mary had saved an impressive £32,000 - enough, she hoped to carry her through until the end of her life. That was until her local council demanded she paid back over 80% of the money - all because she had unknowingly saved double the amount people claiming housing benefit are allowed to accumulate.
As her appeal to overturn the decision is rejected, we’re joined by Mary’s granddaughter Mafalda Johnson, alongside financial expert Victoria Bischoff.