Party Time … the drinks are on us

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Party Time … the drinks are on us

Post by MacManiac » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:44 am

A very merry time this Christmas as Ann and I have the grand total of €23,42 to lavish on whatever we want. Every year we forget about the Christmas bonus. What an anachronism in 2021?

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Re: Party Time … the drinks are on us

Post by mouse » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:49 pm

Sorry Mac, I don't really see the point you are making

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Re: Party Time … the drinks are on us

Post by MacManiac » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:26 pm

How ridiculous to pay such a silly amount. We have donated the money to our local hospice. How much must it cost to administer?

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Post by lotus » Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:22 am

Don't complain,there's a lot of pensioners who are very grateful for that money at this time of year,

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Post by Paul » Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:46 am

How ridiculous to pay such a silly amount.

When my mother first got he pension she only got 5p a week!

She is 94 now and is getting the full state pension now.

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Re: Party Time … the drinks are on us

Post by MacManiac » Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:21 am

lotus wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:22 am
Don't complain,there's a lot of pensioners who are very grateful for that money at this time of year,
I’m not complaining. If pensioners need this money then just add it to the State Pension, and avoid the cost of the administration. It was the same situation with the Winter Fuel Allowance - more cost and administration. Either add it to the pension, abolish it or (horror of horrors) index-link it.

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Post by galexinda » Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:48 pm

Every little helps - surprising the number of pensioners in Cyprus who live on UK state pension payments and/or have had their income reduced considerably when their spouse dies.

It was a blow to many when the winter fuel allowance was stopped in the EU for UK passport holders.
I believe UK passport holders are also no longer eligible for the Cyprus winter payment if they live above a certain height in Cyprus due to Brexit.

Must admit I am in favour of additional 'benefits' such as the Winter Fuel Allowance being means tested.

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Post by lotus » Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:56 pm

I agree on the WFA being means tested ,used to know several wealthy Brits on massive pensions who used to treat themselves to a posh meal or something similar with it,not sure if it has been stopped now tho?

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Post by Tanny » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:26 am

The process of WFA means testing would be significantly more expensive that just paying it to everyone irrespective.

Extra add ons such as this and the necessity for a UK previous tax payer to be in a position to have to consider heating or not heating is a scandal which everyone pays lip service to annually then quickly forgets once winter is over and a relative hasn't frozen to death.

With the Universal Credit system sneaking in through the wide open front door this type of discussion will soon be redundant.

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Re: Party Time … the drinks are on us

Post by staffie » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:13 am

every year there is a moan about this, if you don't need it put it in a charity, or hand it to a migrant for a meal or three, when it stops no doubt more moans, move on.

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