Are older people getting an easy ride when it comes to cuts?


Are older people receiving special treatment from the government in these times of economic austerity?

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) says people over the age of 60 are dodging cuts at the expense of the young.

Mark Littlewood, director general of the IEA, tells BBC Radio 5 live: "People over the age of 60 owe an apology to young people."

"Young people today are going to have to up the huge national debt bill that's been left to them," Littlewood tells Tony Livesey.

"I think there needs to be a sorry note."

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Tony Livesey broadcasts Monday - Thursday, 22:30 - 01:00 on BBC Radio 5 live.

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