State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on what other OECD member states do not uprate the pensions of its pensioners living abroad; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The Department does not hold the information requested.

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Jane Davies
Posted on 27 May 2016 3:49 pm (Report this annotation)

Another ducked question Mr Tomlinson. I think you know the answer really, if not then you are clearly in the wrong job.


Sorry about the caps but you are clearly being dishonest in your answer to Mr Blackford and I cannot believe the DWP does not know that the UK is alone in treating it's seniors in this outrageous and discriminatory way.

The DWP, in their dealings with the ICBP about this injustice, are aware that this fact has been raised on many occasions.

George Morley
Posted on 27 May 2016 5:02 pm (Report this annotation)

This regrettably has to be a lie from Mr Tomlinson as it is widely known and if he was up to the job he would know this as Jane Davies has already explained.

Andy Robertson-Fox
Posted on 29 May 2016 9:59 am (Report this annotation)

Does it not seem strange that the DWP claim not to hold this information but know that the UK, as former minister Webb stated in his woeful "defence" of Section 20 of the 2014 Pension Act to the Scrutiny Committee, freeloads on Australia...and Canada....and ?
I am also sure that the current minister, Baroness Altmann, is more than well aware through her support for the abolition of the frozen pension policy before her appointment of the truth and I am equally sure that she has this on file...why not ask her before making a clearly uselesss answer?