Inflation index "has cheated us for years": Annual increase in bills has been linked to inaccurate figures

Inflation index 'has cheated us for years': Annual increase in bills has been linked to inaccurate figures ONS admitted its Retail Prices Index measure was 'inadequate'RPI dictates how much Britons' household bills go up each yearThe measure has been swapped for the 'improved' RPIJ, said ONS .

Ageism in hospitals "leaves elderly heart attack and breast cancer victims to die"

Ageism in hospitals 'leaves elderly heart attack and breast cancer victims to die' Government promised to end ageism in Health Service and introduced lawsBut patients in 80s are at risk of not receiving emergency treatmentAnd some hospitals refuse to offer the treatment to those over 75 at allProcedure has been credited with saving up to 80 patients a yearWards are becoming 'dangerously' overcrowded, raising risk of infection | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 4 December 2012 The elderly are being denied life-saving treatment for heart attacks and surgery following breast cancer, a report warns. It reveals the extent of age discrimination across the NHS, with doctors making ‘inaccurate assumptions’ about patients based on their dates of birth. This year the Government promised to end ageism in the Health Service and introduced laws that enable the elderly to sue if they are unfairly refused treatment