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Better-off pensioners 'encouraged' to give fuel allowance to charity

Well-off pensioners who do not need their winter fuel allowance should donate the money to charity, a Conservative minister has said.

Nick Hurd said he would congratulate anyone who gave away the allowance - to which the majority of people aged over 60 are entitled - to a good cause.

The BBC's Norman Smith reports.

  • 27 Dec 2012