Pensions and means-testing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1498
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Does the Mayor believe 'rich pensioners' should give up their freedom passes and other benefits?

Answer

Answer for Pensions and means-testing

Answer for Pensions and means-testing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is important that the Freedom Pass is protected for Londoners who have worked hard and paid into the system all their life. That is why I reversed the last Labour government's decision to raise the Freedom Pass qualification age to 65.

I delivered on my promise to guarantee a 24 hour Freedom Pass on the services I control for any Londoner aged 60 and above.