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Independent Age – MPs and Pension Credit

A survey of MPs about their opinions of Pension Credit, an income-related benefit originally introduced by the Labour Government in 2003.

  • The majority of MPs are in support of reforming and simplifying Pension Credit for claimants, with good indications of cross-party support.
  • Approaching nine in ten (88%) MPs agree that the current government should simplify the process of claiming Pension Credit.
  • Almost three quarters (73%) of MPs agree that in light of its low uptake level, the current government should reform Pension Credit to ensure all pensioners receive the support they need.

Date Published: 26/06/2019

Categories: Policy Makers | Social | UK

Client: Independent Age

Methodology

ComRes interviewed 150 MPs online and by self-completion paper survey between 27th March – 23rd May 2019. Data were weighted by party and region to be representative of the House of Commons. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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