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Why some pensioners are £3,000 a year poorer than others

People aged over 75 are on average nearly £3,000-a-year worse off than younger pensioners and need more help from the government.

That's the view of the charity Independent Age, which says nearly a million older pensioners are living below the charity's own definition of the poverty threshold.

Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 16 May 2016
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