Loneliness in old age could be reduced – new report

A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) finds that residential housing (retirement village) with flexible care provision (extra care) can have a major impact in promoting residents’ quality of life and reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.   The report, funded by Audley Retirement and Bupa, surveyed residents of retirement villages

Should energy efficiency tax breaks only target the needy?

A recent ruling passed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (EJC) said  'The United Kingdom cannot apply a reduced rate of VAT on the supply of energy-saving materials, since that rate (5%) is reserved solely for social housing'. In 2014 the UK applied a reduced 5% rate of VAT