A Conservative MP and close ally of the Prime Minister will today call for pensioner benefits to be means tested.
Nick Boles, speaking later today at a Resolution Foundation event, will call for wealthier pensioners to lose benefits such as winter fuel allowances and free bus passes, the BBC reports.
The MP will say that pensioners should share in the government's austerity cuts.
This comes after a row earlier this year over means testing, after which David Cameron said he would not make any changes to these benefits before 2015.
The universal state pension, the details of which the government is expected to publish this month, is designed to eradicate means testing from the state pension itself.
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