MEDIA

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The Director of Silver Voices, Dennis Reed, can be contacted for comment on any issue impacting older people by emailing dennis.reed@silvervoices.co.uk. Silver Voices is the only independent, UK-wide membership organisation representing older people, and our membership numbers and influence are growing fast.

  RECENT MEDIA  ACTION

 

 

 

RECENT SILVER VOICES QUOTES/ MENTIONS IN NATIONAL MEDIA

14/8/22: Sunday Express: Tory Hopefuls and Cost of Living: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1655054/pensioners-cost-of-living-silver-voices-tory-leadership-race-sunak-truss-state-pension 

13/8/22: Daily Mail: Octopus Energy Friday Parties: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11107523/Dont-call-Octopus-Energy-4pm-Friday-thats-staff-crack-open-booze.html 

12/8/22: Daily Mail: NHS Cyber Attack: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11105439/Data-privacy-fears-GPs-sharing-patient-records-Word-documents.html

11/8/22: Daily Mirror: £200 per week Petition: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/pensioners-call-200-week-guaranteed-27710213 

11/8/22: Daily Mirror: Virtual Hospital Appointments (and LBC Radio Interview): https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/health/nhs-patients-offered-virtual-hospital-2770846

10/8/22: Daily Telegraph: Virtual Hospital Appointments: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/09/risk-waiting-longer-want-face-to-face-hospital-appointment-patients/

10/8/22: Daily Express: Heat Wave Health Warning: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1653067/health-alert-UK-heatwave-vulnerable-people-at-risk 

9/8/22: Daily Express: Truss and Older People: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1652363/pensioners-triple-lock-tory-leadership-rishi-sunak-inflation

8/8/22: Daily Record: £200 per Week Petition: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/money/state-pension-petition-awaits-response-27682342

7/8/22: Sunday Express: BBC and Cost of Living: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1651711/tv-licence-fee-bbc-pensioners-silver-voices-dennis-reed-inflation-cost-of-living

7/8/22: Sunday Mirror: Older People and Cost of Living: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/pensioners-just-8p-better-were-27617865

3/8/22: Daily Mail: Loyalty Cards and Apps: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-11074397/Which-supermarket-loyalty-card-takes-biscuit-big-savings.html

2/8/22: Daily Mail: Accident and Emergency Waits: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11072525/How-12-hour-E-waits-SIX-TIMES-common-NHS-makes-out.html

2/8/22: Daily Express: Petition on Minimum Pension Guarantee:

https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1649202/state-pension-payments-increase-national-insurance-basic-new-UK-2022

1/8/22: Daily Record: Petition on Minimum Pension Guarantee: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/money/new-petition-increase-state-pension-27629964

31/7/22: Sunday Express: Older People and Apps: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1648573/elderly-apps-isolation-technology-business

28/7/22: Daily Mail: Five Minute GP Appointments: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11057641/Englands-deadly-GP-crisis-deepens-Staff-numbers-fall-lowest-level-record.html

25/7/22: Radio 4 You and Yours: Smartphone Apps (7 minutes in): https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0019k37 

18/7/22: Daily Express: TV Licence Fee Future: https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1641895/bbc-licence-fee-households-uk-tv-Nadine-Dorries 

17/7/22: Sunday Express: Eco-Heaters and Costs: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1641754/heat-pumps-eco-fines-energy-bills-prices-cost-of-living-silver-voices

13/7/22: Daily Express: BBC Celebrity Salaries Comment Column by Dennis Reed:

https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/1640082/BBC-free-TV-licence-pensioners-gary-lineker-dennis-reed-silver-voices

12/7/22: Daily Mail: Ghost Patients: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11001649/Ghost-patients-5million-people-not-exist-registered-GP-surgeries.html 

10/7/22: Sunday Express: Cost of Living Pressures on New PM: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1638219/prime-minister-cost-of-living-energy-bills-boris-johnson-tory-leadership

9/7/22: Daily Express: Pensions Reform Needed: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1637779/state-pension-news-private-sector-savings-over-50-silver-voices

6/7/22: Daily Express: Silver Voices Call for £200 Minimum Pension Guarantee: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1636175/state-pension-silver-voices-campaigners-Dennis-Reed-pensioners-latest 

 4/7/22: The Guardian: Future of Postage Stamps: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jul/04/eventually-it-will-just-be-a-barcode-wont-it-why-britains-new-stamps-are-causing-outrage-and-upset 

2/7/22: Daily Telegraph: Digital Only World: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/01/public-comes-last-digital-only-britain/ 

1/7/22: Daily Mail: Shortage of GP Appointments: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10970269/Want-actual-GP-face-face-appointment-Youve-got-one-four-chance.html 

30/6/22: Daily Express: Only One in Twenty State Pensioners Get Top Rate: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1633038/state-pension-shock-figures-silver-voices-dennis-read-oaps-full-weekly-payment-update 

29/6/22: Daily Express: Digital NHS: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1632550/nhs-digital-evolution-app-sajid-javid and Express Editorial

28/6/22: Daily Express: Freeview Campaign: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1632417/protect-tv-and-radio-campaign-pensioner-groups-streaming-services 

26/6/22: Sunday Telegraph: Patients Visit Pharmacies Instead of GPs: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/25/number-patients-turning-pharmacists-medical-advice-rises-44/

23/6/22: Daily Express Editorial: Triple Lock: https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/1629738/rishi-sunak-pension-uk-triple-lock-energy-bills-cost-of-living-crisis-dennis-reed

23/6/22: Daily Express (and inews): Threats to Triple Lock:

https://www.express.co.uk/finance/retirement/1629681/triple-lock-pension-rise-scrap-warning-ministers-cost-of-living-ministers-oaps-inflation

21/6/22: Daily Telegraph: Remote GP Appointments and the Environment: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/20/fewer-face-to-face-gp-appointments-good-environment-nhs-says/

20/6/22: Daily Mail: Closure and Mergers of GP Practices: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10934965/A-FIFTH-Englands-8-000-GP-practices-closed-merged-past-decade.html 

20/6/22:You and Yours Interview Radio 4: Director Dennis Reed on Digital Voice: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0018g5h (32 minutes into programme)

19/6/22: Sunday Express: Windfall Tax to Pay for Pension Rises: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1627979/amazon-tax-internet-operators-pensioners-cost-of-living 

15/6/22: Daily Express: Cost of Living Crisis and State Pensions: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1625877/cost-of-living-inflation-pensioners-silver-voices-dennis-reed-energy-bills 

15/6/22: Daily Mail: TV Licence Prosecutions: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-10916099/The-TV-licence-court-pay-mistake.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 

11/6/22: The Times (behind Paywall): Hospital Visiting Restrictions: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/covid-19-hospitals-still-refusing-to-allow-visitors-vt2d7fdbh 

9/6/22: Daily Mail: Sick Notes and GPs: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10898291/Pharmacists-nurses-GPs-clinics-allowed-sign-people-sick-new-measure.html 

8/6/22: Daily Mail: 13 Hour Wait in A and E: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10896287/The-shocking-video-lays-bare-dire-state-NHS.html

2/6/22: Daily Express: Save Our Landlines (and LBC Radio Interview): https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1619458/telecoms-firms-bt-virgin-landline-phones-britain-voip-latest  

1/6/22: Daily Telegraph: GP Shortages: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/05/31/revealed-worst-areas-gp-shortages-uk/

30/5/22: Daily Express Front Page: GP Missed Appointments: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1617888/gp-nhs-world-health-organisation-Karol-Sikora-Martin-Marshall

30/5/22: Daily Mail: Short GP Appointments: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10866537/More-quarter-consultations-five-minutes-figures-show.html 

27/5/22: Daily Mail: Growth in Private GP Appointments: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10862535/3-7-million-patients-paid-private-GP-two-years-amid-face-face-slot-concerns.html 

23/5/22: Daily Express: Energy Prices/Windfall Tax (including Comment Column by Dennis Reed): https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1614337/cost-of-living-crisis-inflation-windfall-tax-energy-bills

22/5/22: Sunday Express: Cost of Living Survey: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1614007/Cost-of-Living-crisis-tory-party-labour-energy-bills 

22/5/22: Sunday Mail: Roll Out of Digital Voice: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-10840711/BT-restart-rollout-dangerous-new-phone-lines.html

19/5/22: Daily Express Editorial: https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/1612875/inflation-uk-pensions-cost-of-living-crisis-britain-police-rape-tube-strike-jubilee 

19/5/22: Daily Express Front Page Splash: Older People Can’t Cope: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1612504/rishi-sunak-inflation-pensioners-cost-of-living-crisis 

19/5/22: inews: Older People At Risk In Cost-of-Living Crisis: https://inews.co.uk/news/cost-living-state-pension-increase-uk-inflation-rate-older-people-risks-1636915 

18/5/22: Daily Express: TV Licence Fee Unfairness: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1612028/BBC-Greg-Dyke-unfair-licence-fee

18/5/22: Daily Mail: Telephone Wait Campaign: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-10825515/Readers-rally-campaign-fine-firms-call-waiting-times.html

15/5/22: Sunday Express: Cost of Living Front Page Splash: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1610458/rishi-sunak-cost-of-living-crisis-uk-spring-statement 

15/5/22: Sunday Times (behind Pay Wall): TV Licence Fee Prosecutions: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hounded-by-licence-fee-enforcers-i-feared-a-criminal-record-at-72-cr52sb2tp 

12/5/22: Daily Telegraph: BBC Pay Backlash: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/05/11/bbc-faces-backlash-staff-see-largest-salary-rise-decade-over/?fr=operanews 

11/5/22: Daily Mail: GPs’ Workloads: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10801835/GPs-vote-AGAINST-closing-doors-5pm-following-fury-plans-demand-safe-working-limits.html?msclkid=00d70f60d12  (also the Times)

9/5/22: Daily Express: BBC Priorities: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1607567/bbc-news-licence-fee-lastest-marketing-research-cost 

8/5/22: Sunday Express: Cost of Living Minister: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1606962/cost-of-living-crisis-britain-boris-johnson-rishi-sunak-inflation-news 

3/5/22: Daily Mail front page quote: Where Have All the GPs Gone?: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10776545/Shock-new-figures-just-one-doctor-2-200-patients-NHS-staff-shortages-start-bite.html 

2/5/22: Daily Express Online: Local Elections Tory Boycott: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1604183/Local-elections-pensioners-boycott-Tories-broken-promises-cost-of-living-crisis

29/4/22: Daily Express front page splash and comment column by Dennis Reed: Future of TV Licence Fee: https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/1603135/BBC-TV-licence-scrap-television-licence-Channel-4-Nadine-Dorries 

27/4/22: Daily Express: Parkinson’s Charity Prop Up NHS: http://silvervoices.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Parkinsons-Donation.pdf 

24/4/22: Sunday Mail: Amazon Prime Shops With No Staff:

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-10745993/With-no-tills-no-cash-no-cards-Amazons-new-shops-bemusing.htm

22/4/22: Daily Mail: Flu Jab Cut-Backs:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10743663/Health-chiefs-stick-reckless-decision-offer-free-influenza-vaccines-65.html

21/4/22: Daily Express: Older People and Cost of Living: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1598751/energy-crisis-state-pension-news-hit-fuel-prices-cost-of-living-crisis 

21/4/22: Daily Mail: Banks Restricted Opening Hours: https://www.mailplus.co.uk/edition/news/173739/santander-blasted-for-slashing-its-bank-branch-opening-hours

20/4/22: Daily Telegraph: NHS Waiting Lists: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/04/19/nhs-ruse-bust-backlogs-could-see-patients-offered-guidance-rather/

17/4/22: Sunday Mail; GP Appointments: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10724773/Patients-hit-doctor-dismissed-concerns-difficulties-face-face-GP-appointments.html 

17/4/22: Sunday Express: Quotes on Energy Prices Nightmare and Article on Increasing Use of Opiates: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1597037/rising-energy-costs-bills-campaigners 

16/4/22: The Times (behind Pay Wall): Government Four Years Behind GPs Target: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tories-fall-four-years-behind-in-pledge-to-hire-6-000-more-gps-879rfh3kn 

14/4/22: Daily Mail: Royal College Advertising GP Jobs in Australia: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10716067/UK-GP-body-advertising-200k-year-jobs-Australia-better-work-life-balance.html 

14/4/22: Daily Mail: GP Numbers Postcode Lottery: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10711851/Patient-doctor-ratio-double-level-seen-1980s-amid-staff-exodus.html

13/4/22: Daily Mirror: Silver Voices and the Local Elections: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/pensioners-campaign-group-urges-older-2669445

12/4/22: Daily Telegraph (front page lead story); NHS Crisis: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/04/11/gps-told-work-late-stop-ae-crisis-easter/

12/4/22: Daily Express: Rescue Package for Older People (front page story and leader column support for Silver Voices proposal): https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1594648/rescue-package-plea-pensioners-bills-hike 

8/4/22: Daily Mail: GPs and Saturday Working: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10695791/Why-NOT-able-face-face-GP-appointment-Saturday-evening.html 

7/4/22: Daily Express: DWP Pension Errors: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1592669/state-pension-underpayment-dwp-error-retirement-uk 

4/4/22: Daily Mirror: Cost of the Broken Promise on Free TV Licences: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/pensioners-face-710m-tv-licence-26623508

2/4/22: Daily Express: Fury at Chancellor’s Spring Budget: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1588766/rishi-sunak-spring-statement-pensioners-state-pension-triple-lock-retirement-uk 

31/3/22: Daily Telegraph: Changes to Postage Stamps:  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/elderly-left-dark-changes-stamps/

29/3/22: Daily Express: Suspend TV Licence Fines Open Letter: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1587975/tv-licence-nadine-dorries-fines-women-uk-latest 

28/3/22: Daily Express: Covid Tests Row:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1587580/Covid-tests-free-lateral-flow-tests-infections-latest-MPs

28/3/22: Daily Express: Possible Council Tax Rebate: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1587121/council-tax-rebate-cost-of-living-crisis-survival-guide-rishi-sunak-uk-latest-news 

22/3/22: Daily Express: Minister Warns BBC on Prosecution of Over-75s: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1584643/bbc-licence-fee-latest-news-Silver-Voices-Julia-Lopez-TV-Licence 

22/3/22: Daily Mail: Triple Lock Assurances: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10637647/Boost-OAPs-pensions-rise-7-year-return-triple-lock-protection.html

15/3/22: Daily Mail: GP Appointments: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10614895/GPs-quitting-handle-flak-lack-face-face-appointments.html 

14/3/22: Daily Express: Scrap Future Pension Age Rises:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1579991/state-pension-news-uk-retirement-age-pensions-retire-latest

13/3/22: Sunday Express: Cost of Living Crisis:    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1579905/poverty-cost-of-living-elderly-people

7/3/22: Daily Express: Silver Voices Support for Dementia Research Campaign (no online version)

5/3/22: Daily Express: Digital Postage Stamps: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1575593/stamp-outrage-royal-mail-digital-stamps-barcode-major-change 

27/2/22: Sunday Mail: Bank Profits: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-10554583/Banks-bosses-refuse-pass-boost-savers.html

26/2/22: Daily Express: Cost of Living and Older People:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1570709/state-pension-triple-lock-UK-tax-treasury-rishi-sunak-lifeline-allowance-suspension

24-25/2/22: GP Appointments Down Again: Daily Telegraph (behind Pay Wall): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/02/24/worrying-fall-face-to-face-gp-appointments-despite-plea-restore/ . Also Daily Express

20/2/22: Sunday Express: Covid-19 Restrictions: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1568776/covid-restrictions-lifted-axed-england-pandemic-end-normality-boris-johnson-announcement 

20/2/22: Sunday Express: Patients and GPs: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1569121/GP-appointments-online-remote-consultations 

19/2/22: Daily Express: Government Denial of Older People: Pension news: Rishi Sunak accused of ‘ignoring plight of pensioners’ in UK crisis | UK | News | Express.co.uk

17/2/22: Daily Telegraph (behind Pay Wall): BBC Renews Capita Contract: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/02/17/bbc-renews-licence-fee-collection-contract-capita/ 

13/2/22: Sunday Express: Pensioners and Cost of Living Crisis: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1565284/cost-of-living-crisis-elderly-campaign

12/2/22: Daily Express: State Pension and Cost of Living: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1563430/state-pension-triple-lock-inflation-retirement-uk 

9/2/22: Daily Express: Silver Voices Petition: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1563252/state-pension-increase-amount-emergency-fund-UK-DWP-2022 

9/2/22: inews: Government Rejects Emergency Petition Uplift:

https://inews.co.uk/news/energy-bills-support-uk-government-pensioners-rishi-sunak-crisis-1448848

6/2/22: Sunday Express: quote in spread on Energy Crisis (no online version)

3/2/22: Daily Express: Cost of Living Crisis: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1560411/state-pension-increase-rise-rishi-sunak-energy-council-tax 

2/2/22: Daily Record: £500 Pension Increase Petition: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/money/petition-for-state-pension-increase-26118303 

27/28/1/22: Daily Mail: GPs Priorities: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10449933/NHS-England-orders-GPs-prioritise-patients-giving-Covid-19-jabs.html (also Daily Telegraph behind Pay Wall and the Sun)

25/1/22: Daily Express: £500 Pension Call: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1555182/boris-johnson-national-insurance-hike-nhs

24/1/22: Daily Mail: GP Complaints: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10432563/GP-complaints-treble-year-majority-concerns-patients-struggling-make-appointment.html 

23/1/22: Sunday Telegraph (behind Pay Wall): Complaints Triple on Access to GPs: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/22/complaints-gps-triple-focus-difficulty-getting-appointment/

22/1/22: Daily Mirror: Older People Let Down By Dorries: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/pensioners-left-bitterly-disappointed-tory-26001721

20/1/22: inews: Need for Emergency Pension Increase as Inflation Rises (also Daily Express):

https://inews.co.uk/news/inflation-rate-rising-uk-older-people-stretch-state-pension-campaigners-1410405

17/1/22: inews: Disingenuous Culture Secretary Statement on BBC Licences (also comment column in Daily Express): https://inews.co.uk/news/media/bbc-licence-fee-scrapped-tv-announcement-over-75s-threatened-failure-pay-1405464 

16/1/22: Sunday Express: GP Appointments: GPs

15/1/22: Daily Mail: MPs Second Homes and Energy Costs: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10404277/MPs-charge-3-500-energy-bills-second-homes.html 

11/1/22: Daily Mirror: Capita Enforcement Action on TV Licences:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tv-licence-officials-terrorising-over-25909080

9/1/22: Daily Express: State Pension Problems: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1545271/state-pension-uk-triple-lock-inflation-waspi-women-retirement-uk 

6/1/22: Daily Telegraph(paywall): Dangers of Remote GP consultations:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/06/grieving-husband-claims-refusal-face-to-face-appointment-meant/

1/1/22: i newspaper: Pensions Issues in 2022: https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/pensions-and-retirement/what-will-happen-to-pensions-in-2022-from-state-pension-increase-to-triple-lock-changes-1369513 

30/12/21: Daily Express: Cost of Living Crisis (Silver Voices quoted on front page). (Also story on same subject in Daily Mirror) : https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1542572/state-pension-triple-lock-boris-johnson-energy-bills-cost-of-living-crisis. 

17/12/21: Daily Express: BBC Savings on Repeats: https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1537526/bbc-christmas-tv-series-mrs-browns-boy-the-repair-shop 

16/12/21: Daily Express: Rising Inflation: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1536926/inflation-record-income-cost-of-living

16/12/21: Daily Express: BBC and Visits to Over-75s: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1536852/bbc-licence-fee-pensioners-demand-end-visit

10/12/21: The Times (behind Paywall): Xmas Restrictions on Care Home Visitors

7/12/21: Daily Express (front page story): Cost of Living Crisis: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1532353/cost-of-living-crisis-bank-of-england-price-rises

5/12/21: Sunday Express: Older People Still Shielding: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/sunday-express-1070/20211205/281578063949388 

4/12/21: Over 75s Health Checks Dropped: Daily Mail (and Telegraph, BBC News, Radio 4, Radio 5): https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10272377/Routine-health-checks-75s-suspended-April-GPs-deliver-boosters.html 

28/11/21: Sunday Express: Johnson and Social Care Promise: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1527939/Boris-Johnson-latest-Tory-party-leadership

24/11/21: Daily Express: Overturn Social Cap Decision: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1526213/demand-overturn-decision-social-care-costs-boris-johnson (and Leader Column)

21/11/21: Sunday Express: Postcode Lottery for GPs: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1524668/gp-work-hours-part-time-staff-shortage-practice 

20/11/21: Daily Express: Boris Johnson Must Intervene on Free TV Licences: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1524175/bbc-licence-fee-update-over-74-free-tv-licence-latest-boris-johnson 

19/11/21: Daily Express: BBC Blunder over TV licences: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1523671/BBC-news-TV-Licence-fee-over-75-axe-pensioners-Silver-Voices-campaign 

18/11/21: The Guardian: Regressive Social Care Plan:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/nov/18/six-in-10-elderly-care-users-in-england-set-to-lose-out-from-costs-cap

17/11/21: Daily Mail: Bank Branches and Older People:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/millions-face-pension-poverty-mps-25471447

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-10208535/March-Robo-banks-Banks-cut-cashier-services-bone.html

16/11/21: inews, Daily Express, Daily Mail: Triple Lock Betrayal:

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/state-pension-vote-triple-lock-scrapped-mps-pensioners-government-1303113

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10205887/Pensions-blow-MPs-kill-triple-lock-meaning-elderly-small-rise-year.html

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1522092/state-pension-triple-lock-axe-rishi-sunak

12/11/21: The Times: Booster Jabs and NHS App (behind pay wall): https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/over-60s-face-ban-from-europe-unless-nhs-app-shows-covid-booster-jab-n7l3t69wb 

10/11/21: inews: Compulsory Covid Jabs for Health and Social Care Staff:  https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/mandatory-covid-jabs-new-rules-vaccine-care-home-managers-lose-staff-poll-1293460 ( also in Times and Daily Telegraph)

6/11/21: Daily Express: BBC Customer Care Visits Start: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1517561/BBC-TV-licence-charity-campaign

 4/11/21: inews: Triple Lock Debate: https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/state-pension-no-prospect-of-government-bringing-back-triple-lock-despite-house-of-lords-defeat-1281948 

1/11/21: Daily Express: House of Lords Triple Lock Battle: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1514285/State-Pension-Triple-Lock-rishi-sunak-baroness-altman 

31/10/21: Sunday Express: Climate Change and Older People: http://silvervoices.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Green31.pdf 

30/10/21:Daily Express: Tories Will Pay a Price for Budget: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1513412/boris-johnson-older-voters-conservatives-rishi-sunak-budget-pensioners-silver-voices 

28/10/21: inews: Budget and Pensions: https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/budget/budget-2021-pension-changes-explained-what-mean-pensioners-rishi-sunak-announcement-1272862 

28/10/21: Daily Express: Dismal Budget for Older People: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1512376/triple-lock-pension-update-rishi-sunak-budget-2021-state-pension-payments-2022

26/10/21: i newspaper and Daily Express: Last Ditch Attempt To Save the Triple Lock:

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/state-pension-triple-lock-peer-lord-sikka-challenge-ministers-live-basic-rate-1266852

https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1511107/state-pension-uk-triple-lock-retirement-UK-2021

25/10/21: Daily Telegraph: Replacing Train Timetables With QR Codes: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/plot-to-replace-train-timetable-posters-with-qr-codes-triggers-safety-fears/ar-AAPTzRq?ocid=mailsignout&li=BBoPWjQ 

21/10/21: Daily Express: Alzheimer’s Training for BBC Enforcement Staff: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1509642/tv-licence-fees-pensioners-alzheimers-society

 20/10/21: Daily Express: State Pension Double Whammy:

https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1508830/state-pension-2022-increase-rise-triple-lock-inflation-rate-uk

16/10/21: Daily Express: BBC Customer Care Visits Starting: Article and Comment Column by Dennis Reed:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1506899/fears-elderly-bbc-heavies-visit-licence-row

https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/1506577/bbc-tv-licence-bullying-pensioners

11/10/21: GPs Crisis: Front Pages of Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10078295/Health-postcode-lottery-revealed-data-shows-worst-hit-areas-served-half-GPs-best.html 

10/10/21: Sunday Mail: Cost of Living Crisis: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-10075379/Millions-rely-basic-state-pension-face-poverty-old-age.html

9/10/21: Daily Mirror: Request for Meeting with Culture Secretary on Free Licences:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/free-tv-licence-campaigners-demand-25171517

 5/10/21: Ageism at Work: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1500421/state-pension-age-uk-changes-reduce-63-increase-rise 

5/10/21: Daily Mail: GP appointments at Tory Conference: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10058819/Health-Secretary-says-no-problem-online-check-ups-people-want-them.html 

1/10/21: Daily Express: Climate Change Survey:   https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1499578/pensioners-support-climate-change

1/10/21: Daily Mail: Falling GP Appointments (also Telegraph and Express): https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10047725/Face-face-GP-appointments-fell-one-MILLION-month-despite-restrictions-scrapped.html 

27/9/21: Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Mail: Tim Davie Salary Increase and Over 75s’ Anger: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1497108/fury-backlash-bbc-boss-tim-davie-pay-boost

 23/9/21: Daily Express: Front Page Story Winter Fuel Payments: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1495251/winter-fuel-payments-rising-energy-bills-gas-prices

22/9/21: Daily Express: Tim Davie Comments on Free Licences: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1494551/BBC-Tim-Davie-Brexit-comments-andrew-bridgen 

20-22/9/21: Face to Face GP Appointments: Numerous national reports including: Daily Mail, Express and Telegraph

Daily Mirror 17/9/21: Senior Railcard Refunds:      https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/pensioner-who-couldnt-travel-due-25008446

Inews 13/9/21: Threats to Tory Votes on Triple Lock:

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/state-pension-triple-lock-suspended-older-voters-write-mps-pressure-1196350

Inews 8/9/21: Opinion Piece on Social Care Plan: https://inews.co.uk/opinion/boris-johnson-social-care-reform-tax-national-insurance-hit-poor-working-pensioners-1186907

Daily Express 8/9/21: Triple Lock Fury: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1488041/fury-pensioners-triple-lock-pension-freeze-one-year (also many other newspapers)

Inews 6/9/21: Winter Fuel Allowances Must be Increased: https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/state-pension-increase-winter-fuel-allowance-campaigners-triple-lock-threat-1184796 

Inews 4/9/21: Triple Lock Campaign: https://inews.co.uk/news/state-pension-uk-conservatives-will-lose-votes-anger-pension-triple-lock-changes-grows-says-campaigner-1182241 (also covered in the Daily Express)

Daily Express 1/9/21: BBC/Government Negotiations on TV Licence:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1484792/bbc-tv-licence-free-over-75s

Daily Express 31/8/21: State Pension Shortfalls:

https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1484141/state-pension-shortfall-amount-income-forecast-retirement

Inews 24/8/21: Threats to Conservatives on Triple Lock:

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/state-pension-triple-lock-ends-older-people-tory-support-1163339

Daily Telegraph 27/8/21 and subsequent issues: GP Face to Face Appointments (behind pay wall)

Daily Express 23/8/21: Free TV Licences: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1480460/BBC-TV-licence-fee-latest-pensioners-Sliver-Voices

Daily Telegraph 21/8/21: GP Face to Face Appointments Campaign: Front Page and Leader Column (behind pay wall)

Daily Express Front Page 12/8/21: Triple Lock Warning to Chancellor: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1475592/State-pension-triple-lock-latest-silver-voices-rishi-sunak 

Daily Express 2/8/21: End of TV Grace Period For Over 75s (also covered in the Daily Mirror): https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1470833/BBC-TV-licence-free-pensioners-over-75s 

Daily Express 30/7/21: Warnings on Triple Lock:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1469855/boris-johnson-pension-triple-lock-figures-under-review

Daily Express 27/7/21: TV Licence Enforcement Letters: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1467943/TV-licence-warning-BBC-latest-news-over-75s-non-payment-protest-enforcement-threat-letter 

Daily Express 23/7/21: BBC £40 Million Budget Loss: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1466462/bbc-licence-fee-budget-tv-licence-over-75s-pensioners

Sunday Express 18/7/21: NHS Dentist Crisis: dentist

Daily Express 9/7/21: Threats to Triple Lock: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1460411/triple-lock-pension-rishi-sunak-block-bumper-payout-outrage 

Daily Express 6/7/21: Scrapping Free NHS Prescriptions is Economic Madness: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1458978/nhs-free-subscriptions-age-increase-66

Inews 30/6/21: Licence Amnesty End (also covered in Mirror, Express, Mail, Telegraph and others): https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/tv-licence-over-75s-defy-calls-pay-fee-risk-jail-campaign-group-1077262

Scottish Daily Mail 30/6/21: Funeral Expenses (also covered in the Daily Mail): scottish daily mail 30.6

 Daily Express 21/6/21: Threats to Triple Lock (FRONT PAGE STORY): https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1452414/pensions-triple-lock-rishi-sunak-pensioners-oap

Sunday Express 20/6/21: Face to Face Appointments with Doctors: Sunday Express 20 June 2021

Daily Mirror 18/6/21: Meeting With BBC Planned: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tv-licences-campaigner-meet-bbc-2434858

Daily Mirror 14/6/21: House of Lords Bill on TV Licences: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/new-hope-over-75s-tv-24308666

Sunday Express 6/6/21:  Abuse by Carers 

Daily Mirror 1/6/21:  Breaking the Impasse on Free TV licences: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/pensioners-demand-end-deadlock-row-24230012

Daily Express 20/5/21: Psychological Warfare by BBC on over 75s: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1438744/bbc-tv-licence-fee-over-75s-letter-silver-voices

Daily Express 5/5/21: Broken Promises Over Social Care Reform https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1432230/boris-johnson-local-elections-update-results-social-care-reform 

MEDIA EVENT

Silver Voices protests with Age UK outside Tory HQ in London about the scrapping of free TV licences for the over 75s

SILVER VOICES SURVEY ON A NO PAY CAMPAIGN BY THE OVER 75s WAS A FRONT PAGE STORY IN THE DAILY MIRROR