State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 15 May 2023.

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Photo of Rob Roberts Rob Roberts Independent, Delyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals in receipt of state pension outside the UK reside in (a) a Commonwealth and (b) a non-Commonwealth country.

Photo of Laura Trott Laura Trott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

There are around 465,000 individuals who are in receipt of State Pension who reside in a Commonwealth country (excluding the UK) and there are around 688,000 individuals who are in receipt of State Pension who reside in a non-Commonwealth Country.

Table 1. The number of individuals who are in receipt of the UK State Pension and reside outside the UK, grouped by whether they live in a Commonwealth or non-Commonwealth country, November 2020

Country Type

Number of Individuals in receipt of State Pension

Commonwealth (Exl UK)

465,000

Non-Commonwealth

688,000

*Rounded to the nearest 1000

Source: Stat-Xplore - Home (dwp.gov.uk)

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