Budget 2004: More money for pensioners
The chancellor has offered extra money to help pensioners. Brown said those over 70 would receive an extra £100 in addition to winter fuel payment, a total of £300 per year.
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Those over 80 would receive a total of £400, he added. Brown said the evidence showed council tax bills take a higher share of income from pensioners on fixed incomes than the rest of population