British Nationals Abroad: State Retirement Pensions

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 8 September 2022.

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Photo of Patricia Gibson Patricia Gibson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment they have made of the potential impact of its policy on up-rating UK State Pensions overseas on 48 commonwealth countries, in relation to the Government’s Global Britain vision.

Photo of Julie Marson Julie Marson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Assistant Whip

The UK State Pension is payable worldwide and is up-rated annually in countries where there is a legal requirement to do so. This is a longstanding policy, which has been supported by successive governments for over 70 years. The Government has no plans to change the policy.

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