Save on postage

My wife gets a pension from the Government arising from the time she worked for the Government.  Every month she receives a pension advice through the post. 

As the amount she receives stays the same every month, why does the Government send out every single pension slip?

My pension slip (not from the Government) is sent out at the beginning of the tax year and at the end of the tax year with extra ones being sent out if the amount has changed during the year.

Thus, the Government could save 10/12ths of the cost of postage and paper.

Why the contribution is important

1.  Cost saving - up to 10/12ths of the cost of postage

2.  Cost saving - considerable saving on paper costs 

3.  Environmentally friendly - using less paper helps the environment both at source (the Government) and at the user end (waste or recycling)

by Richard152 on April 14, 2017 at 09:14AM

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  • Posted by TonyQ April 14, 2017 at 18:07

    This is a sensible idea and should be implemented, without question, for the environmental and efficiency benefits. However, a large chunk of the monetary savings would simply reduce revenue to the IOM Post Office, which is ultimately all part of the IOMG financial 'pot', so not a real 'saving'.
  • Posted by bofs0802 April 29, 2017 at 14:11

    it may be a legal requirement that people receive a pay advice. this could be done electronically.
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