TUESDAY’S Long Letter by Colin Fox quoted a Financial Times article stating “the price changes effective on October 1 could see pensioners reliant on the state pension of £185.15 per week forced to spend 40% of their income on energy bills.”

I am afraid for many pensioners it is much worse than that.

Many/most pensioners aged over 70 do not get that rate of state pension. I am 72 and am entitled to a full state pension having worked more than the relevant number of years.

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My state pension is £149.98 per week – significantly lower than that stated in the letter as quoted by the Financial Times.

I was recently quoted an energy fix at £374 per month, and that was before the change to the price cap last week. So significantly more than 40% of state pension on energy.