Part of my working life was spent in the UK, before I moved to the Netherlands. This means that a portion of my State Pension is sourced by the UK government.
Today I received a letter from the UK’s Pension Service assuring me that my UK State Pension payments will carry on when the UK leaves the EU.
I would be reassured, except that the letter was addressed to a Mr. Geoffrey Bonne, who they appear to think resides at my address.
All previous letters I have received from the International Pension Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne have been correctly addressed. This one came from a different department of the service based in Wolverhampton.
It would appear that an error has crept into their data systems. I have written to them stating that I would be obliged if they would correct it before consequences graver than an incorrect surname befall me.
I remain not reassured.