MPs are looking to curb the influence of the Payments Council following the recent dispute over the replacement of cheques.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for the state retirement age to be scrapped as part of "radical change" helping older people keep working.
The number of homes equipped to care for dementia sufferers - and places in those homes - are falling dramatically, according to figures uncovered by the Conservatives.
Concerns have been raised about the current level of energy prices, with Help the Elderly saying it could prompt a spike in winter deaths.
The oldest and poorest UK pensioners are suffering disproportionately from inflation, with rates double that of non-pensioners.
Pensioners should clean the streets to earn extra cash, a Conservative candidate for the next election has said.
Government leaks suggest tomorrow's single equality bill may outlaw discrimination on the basis of age.
Three hundred thousand pensioners have fallen into poverty over the last year, the government has revealed.
Prime minister Gordon Brown has been accused of backtracking on his commitment to eradicating age discrimination by a leading elderly rights group.
Sixty-one per cent of people in the UK believe people are treated worse the older they get, according to new research by the charity Help the Elderly.
Government should fund a £2 billion package of personal care budgets for the elderly, the Liberal Democrats said today.
Millions of women will now lose out on their full state pension after the government quietly reneged on a deal that would have allowed them to access full payment.
A lack of chiropody services is leaving thousands of older people housebound, a report has claimed.
David Cameron's modernising reforms have "baffled" the Conservative party, one of his own backbenchers has claimed.
The government has announced new funds to improve elderly care homes.
Science minister Malcolm Wicks has suggested tagging elderly people with dementia in order to track their movements.
MPs will today meet with older people for a mass lobby of parliament ahead of the age discrimination law review.
Disadvantaged groups will benefit most from new government initiatives designed to extend patient choice in the NHS, the health secretary Patricia Hewitt has claimed.
The government is to explore why so many councillors are middle aged white men, with a new investigation exploring the barriers which prevent people from standing.
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are on course to miss their targets on child poverty, as new figures show the number of children in relative poverty has increased.
Council tax is not 'broken' but does need to be made fairer, a government-commissioned review concluded today.
David Cameron has called for a "profound cultural change" in the way society treats older people, warning Britain must adapt to its ageing population.
Councils have been urged to rethink the way they provide home care for the elderly amid fears that services are too rushed and not properly tailored to people's needs.
Thousands of people suffering from early stage Alzheimer's will be denied drugs on the NHS following a ruling by the health watchdog today.
Fears that vulnerable people may have to wait for their free flu jabs were sparked today after the government confirmed that stockpiles of the vaccines had been delayed.