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The Winter Fuel Payment was introduced in 1997 aimed at tackling fuel poverty among pensioners.

Winter Fuel Payments on the decrease

Despite the colder weather, according to the latest data issued by the Government, the number of Winter Fuel Payment recipients has been decreasing slowly over the past eight years.

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Mr Stevenson says the UK government should atone for their mistake and work with the BBC to find a funding formula to restore free TV licences for over 75s

Stevenson renews call to restore TV licences to over 75s

A new report published by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has criticised the UK government for seeking to "bounce" the BBC into accepting a deal that exposed it to "administering welfare benefits," and calls for free TV licences to be restored to over 75s who don’t receive Pension Credit.

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