PLANS to cut the winter fuel allowance to elderly expats living in warmer climates are an outrage.
To assess whether or not pensioners – most of whom have paid their taxes throughout their working lives – need to heat their homes in winter based on an average annual temperature is madness.
Yes it’s hot here in summer, but anyone in Spain can attest to the fact that temperatures fall rapidly in winter… in the inland hills to frequently well below zero.
And with homes lacking proper insulation, these British pensioners should not be frozen out.
Visit www.rivoice.net/petitions/expats-to-lose-winter-fuel-allowance-in-spain-and-other-european-countries.html, and sign the petition.