Ten years ago this month the pensioners launched an ultimately fruitless legal challenge, which kicked off in the high court and went all the way to the European court of human rights. Ministers concede the rules are “illogical”, but argue it would be too expensive to uprate pensions for everyone. They say the priority should be targeting money at the poorest pensioners living at home. But the organisations representing the frozen pensioners refuse to give up, and have embarked on a multi-pronged campaign aimed at overturning this “immoral” policy.
[ICBP Director of Parliamentary Affairs]