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Britons Living and Working Abroad

House of Lords written question – answered on 22nd January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the total number of United Kingdom citizens currently resident in other member states of the European Union; and what are the numbers (1) working, and (2) retired.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The most recent figures we have date from a 2010 report which was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Consular Directorate. These figures are only estimates of the number of United Kingdom citizens living abroad (including for part of a year). We also have 2010 figures for those living abroad and drawing a UK pension. We do not have a further breakdown of figures for those working abroad, or for those who have retired and are not drawing a UK pension.

• Total number of UK citizens living abroad in EU Member States in 2010 (estimate): 2,197,800• Total number of UK citizens living abroad in EU Member States and claiming a UK state pension in 2010: 395,450.

Croatia joined the EU in 2013. The relevant figures for Croatia in 2010 were: estimated number of UK citizens living in Croatia—900; number of UK citizens living in Croatia and claiming a UK state pension—370.

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