State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th September 2021.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) Canada, (b) Australia and (c) other governments on the uprating of the UK state pension overseas.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Secretary of State has had no recent discussions on the up-rating of the UK State Pension overseas with her counterparts in Canada, Australia, and governments of other countries where up-ratings are not paid. Up-ratings are paid where there is a legal requirement to do so. This is a longstanding policy and the Government has no plans to change it.

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