I don't know if I should put this in the economy section or current affairs section:
Social welfare change 'could shut 400 post offices' | BreakingNews.ie
This is a worrying development in my opinion. I am on a back to education allowance- BTEA (the same rate as jobseekers - 188 euro a week) I always collected my previous jobseekers allowance from the post office and when I was given the option to receive my BTEA allowance through my bank account, I declined as I am quite happy to continue to receive it through my local post office.
Apart from the devastating effect it will have on post offices, I am also worried about the fact that over the period of a year I would lose out to the equivalent of half a week's allowance (or more) through bank charges etc.
Is anyone else concerned about this ?