Letters: Taxing the childless

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Sir: Your correspondent Anne Copley (Letters, 19 June) offers her respect for Fran Abrams's decision not to have children and then makes the startling statement "but she is missing out". How can she possibly know?

It is true that those of us who have made a positive decision not to have children are missing out on one aspect of life but, equally, those who have children are missing out elsewhere.

Your correspondent Chris Mowbray (Letters, 19 June) states that his children must support the old age of those who have not had children. While there is truth in this, he has forgotten that, through our taxes, we pay for his children's education.

SIMON ALLEN

Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

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