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The British pound’s resurgence against the dollar in recent months will mean some extra money in the paychecks of U.S. civilian employees in England.

Post allowance, the civilian equivalent of the military’s cost-of-living allowance, increased 33 percent as of Sunday, according to the State Department’s Web site.

For example, those civilian employees eligible for post allowance who make between $59,000 and $62,000 annually will see an increase of about $50 per paycheck, while someone making between $39,000 and $42,000 will see about $35 extra per payday.

Recent months have seen the pound regaining ground against the dollar. Since dropping below $1.50 earlier this year, the British pound cost $1.66 at military banks as of Wednesday.

To learn more about post allowance rates, log on to: http://aoprals.state.gov/content/Documents/DSSR229PaymentTables.pdf


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