EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of veterans' pensions to be cut by more than £500-a-year due to computer error.
Thousands more ex-service men and women facing lesser cuts by the end of this year.
@theipaper #RemembranceDay2021
Peter Kinvig, a 77-year-old retired Sergeant Major faces a cut of 5.3 per cent from £12,003 a year to £11,367, a cut of £636 a year or £53 a month.
“In the week after receiving the letter my wife and I were so upset, I nearly burst into tears on several occasions.”
Labour’s shadow veteran’s minister, Stephanie Peacock, told i: “Many former forces personnel are already struggling with the cost of living crisis. Now, through sheer incompetency, they are going to lose out even more."
Carol Monaghan, the SNP veterans' spokeswoman: “At this time of remembrance, when we should be honouring former and current serving personnel for their dedication to our peace and security, the decision is both offensive and troubling."

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EXCLUSIVE: Sage scientist tells Government to ramp up booster jabs to avoid damaging fourth wave.
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Prof Edmunds: "We need to be more flexible about delivering vaccines to children to ensure that we reach them as soon as possible . . . It is critical that we give booster doses as rapidly as possible to older age groups – and perhaps the rest of us. This really is urgent now."
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