RE Bryan Pearce’s recent letter, will someone tell me in which country he lives to get a £200 Christmas bonus, or where I claim to get my refund of £2,470 (£200-£10x13years)?

Maybe he is confused with the winter fuel payment, which was given in place of the pension increase in line with the increase in average earnings which Labour promised in 1996.

If he attains the age of 80 he will get an additional 25p per week. Big deal!

J Duckworth (via email).