Treat 'grey vote' with contempt at your peril
In 'Old Man's War', John Scalzi wrote: "The problem with ageing is not that it's one damn thing after another-it's every damn thing, all at once, all the time." That is precisely how many elderly people may be feeling given the range of challenges they are pitted against.
Last month, Age Action railed against claims of steadily increasing charges imposed by nursing homes which were pricing older people and their families out.
This week we reported how 5,000 people must wait until they are 66 to claim their pensions, now comes news that a proposal is being mooted to do away with the relief on family homes from capital gains tax should a couple, as the elderly often do, choose to downsize.