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Pension rise so small it's not worth trouble

I had a letter from the pension service this week telling me that as I will be 80 soon I will, from my birthday, get another 25p per week.

I don't want to seem ungrateful and I am very far from rich, but this amount is so negligible as to make no difference to my life; I can't even buy a second-class stamp once a week with it.

Why doesn't the Government scrap it? Although worthless to individual 80-year-olds, the amount saved would be considerable and could be diverted to some deserving cause.

EDDIE JOHNSON

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