Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Lorely Burt Lorely Burt Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many British nationals living in another EU member state were in receipt of a UK retirement pension, by member state, in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is not available for British nationals. Statistics on the numbers of people living in each EU member state and receiving a UK retirement pension are available from 100% data and are published on the Department's website at:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=tabtool

Guidance for users is available at:

http://83.244.183.180/flows/flows_off/Guidance%20for%20Users.pdf

Notes:

1. To access the data, select 'Click here for Benefit Caseload National Statistics (WPLS) data'; 'State Pension'; 'Caseload (Thousands)'—'Country code for abroad cases'—'Gender of claimant'—'NONE'—select the date you require.

2. EU member states are currently Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania. Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia joined in 2004. Bulgaria and Romania joined in 2007.

3. Data is currently available between May 2002 and November 2011.

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