July 4, 2022

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Pensioner forced to go back to work as he cannot cope with rising costs

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Maurice Taylor smiling in a suit.  A retired pensioner from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, finds a job at Addison Lee's call center to deal with a cost of living crisis.

Maurice Taylor said he is also looking forward to the social aspect of returning to work (Picture: BBC)

A 78-year-old pensioner has decided to return to work 40 hours a week Cost of living crisis.

Maurice Taylor, from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, retired in 2012 from a career in sales and project management.

But, like many others in the UK, Maurice became concerned about his spending amid energy supply problems and skyrocketing inflation.

So he decided to apply for the job to ‘future proof his existence’, he said. BBC,

He secured a role as a customer service consultant at the Call Center of Addison Lee – a private hire cab and courier company.

Maurice joked: ‘An advantage during the winter is that I will be kept warm by their heating bill, not mine.’

Edison Lee’s head of customer support Sanj Ghera said hiring Maurice was a ‘no brainer’ as he has ‘extensive experience’.

Sanj said, “It is all about inclusion and diversity.

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Maurice was impressed that the company did not ask him about his age at any stage of the recruitment process.

The pensioner said that he is also looking forward to meeting colleagues and rekindling with new people.

He also encouraged any other retirees who are concerned about money to consider finding a job.

Maurice said, ‘If I can do it, anyone can.

This comes after Rishi Sunak last week announced new financial aid for British families.

Each household would receive £400 from their bills, pensioners would receive a £300 one-time payment towards energy costs and additional support for a variety of benefits.

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