Reply To: War widows disregard


This is one of my pet subjects.

I think it deplorable that the LA gets saddled with the cost of this – and I am not appeased by the subsidy award from next year. It simply does not go far enough – anyhow

Back in early mid 90’s there was a bit of an uprising over local schemes and one of the pressure groups lobbied all la’s who were not already givng a 100% disregard to do so. My LA at that time buckled and upped the disregard. It is a highly emotive issue and no one wants to be seen as refusing to help those who fought for their country / just bear in mind that your local scheme may need to be very clearly worded or you may be disregarding other nationals war pensions as well as your own!!! If this is your intention fine but this again could be extremely emotive. Pensioners pressure groups are becoming more voiceiferous and image here is quite important.

Not all LA’s gave way to the pressure and I think the idea of removing it
but giving protection to existing may well have some ground. 🙂