Expat group to hold frozen pensions debate


The issue of the frozen state pension for retirees who move abroad will be debated following a campaign by an expat group.

The International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP) will be holding a seminar in June and have invited policymakers and other interested parties to attend. Pensioners who emigrate to destinations including Australia, South Africa and Canada will not have their UK state pensions uprated in line with inflation. As a result, such pensioners will see their spending power erode in their new country of residence. The ICBP asked prime minister David Cameron to reconsider frozen pensions in light of the move to a single tier state pension by 2016. A response from pensions minister St...

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