I noticed earlier this week that the Freedom Pass is no longer available to those aged 60. It now has new eligibility age criteria as of 6 April 2010.
It would appear to be in line with the phasing of women's state pensionable age from 60 to 65. And it would seem applies to both men and women.
The date at which these new rules apply would suggest that the decision was taken by the previous Labour government but I don't recall any notification in the media.
What now for prescription charges? Winter fuel allowance? Grants for insulation? etc.