Pension rise figures in mind

Madam,

In the April 25 edition of the Belper News there was an item in which our Tory MP Pauline Latham praises the recent rise in pension.

The average pensioner will be £15,000 better off over the course of their retirement, she says.

At £254 per year it will take about 54 years to be £15,000 better off.

What we learn from this is that either the plans for the NHS are going to substantially improve longevity, or Pauline needs some lessons in elementary mathematics!

John Weaver

Milford