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Pensioners' Manifesto - The general election gives Briatin's 11 million pensioners a unique opportunity to influence the policies of the next government. All candidates are being asked to support the key proposals within the Pensioners' Manifesto - or face the possible consequences at the ballot box. The campaign to promote the Manifesto has already started - visit www.pensionersmanifesto.co.uk for more information.
Pensions - Every day pensions are in the news. The Pensions Commission, the Citizen's Pension and the Pension Credit are all hitting the headlines. The NPC continues to make the case for a basic state pension of 105 a week to be paid to all pensioners that is free from means-testing and linked to earnings. The Convention's Women's Working Party will also soon be publishing a new pamphlet on Women and Pensions.

UK pensions and Europe - It is widely acknowledged that the UK has one of the least generous state pensions in Europe. Details of pension provision across the EU is contained in a briefing paper which can be downloaded here in PDF format..

Pension Books - The government decided to scrap pension books without any consultation with pensioners. The Convention has been one of the few organisations to oppose the move and continues to argue for a system that allows older people to collect their pensions at the post office without any fear or anxiety. For more information see briefing paper number 29.
Council tax - Bills for 2005 will soon be issued. The Convention remains opposed to council tax because it is unrelated to the ability to pay and has failed to safeguard essential local services on which many pensioners rely.
Other campaign issues include long-term care, chiropody, free nationwide travel, cuts in adult education andmaking poverty history for older people in developing countries.

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NPC Travel Club

Launching the NPC Travel Club

Making it easier for you to get a holiday bargain

In conjunction with a specialist, non-profit making travel company, Travel Club Services Ltd, the National Pensioners Convention has started the NPC Travel Club aimed at saving you money every time you want to book a holiday, short-break or travel arrangements. As a member of the NPC Travel Club you will soon discover how to obtain the very best prices and cut out all that laborious shopping around for the cheapest deals.

The NPC Travel Club provides discounts off the brochure price of every tour operator, giving you better holiday prices than can be obtained in your High Street travel agency. And the lowest available airfares, cheapest car hire, and good cost savings on all types of accommodation, coach tours, cruises, ferries and even travel insurance.

Simply pick up the phone and ring (a local call) and you will be surprised just how much you can save. Either choose your holiday from any brochure or call and ask for expert, friendly advice and you automatically receive your NPC Travel Club discount.

To join the NPC Travel Club for free:

call 0845 60 60 910 (not the NPC head office)

or email: (giving your name and telephone number)

You will then receive a new members pack and you can start to save money! And whats more every time you book something Travel Club Services makes a donation to the NPC, so it will help us raise vital funds that will enable us to continue campaigning.

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