There is apparently no benefit that riles the right, nor those across the political spectrum campaigning for intergenerational justice, more than the Winter Fuel Payment (WFP) for pensioners. The benefit costs the Exchequer just over £2 billion per year (compared to around £76 billion on state pensions).
As such, the Work and Pensions Secretary continues to use WFP for political points-scoring.
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Image: Iain Duncan Smith