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BUDGET 2009 NEWS: Pension capital disregard raised to £10,000

Chancellor Alistair Darling has raised the capital disregard for pension credit from £6,000 to £10,000.

He has also vowed to raise the state pension by at least 2.5 per cent to ensure it increases in real terms.

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