British Frozen Pensions – History

Given the interest in the frozen British pension issue I thought a brief history of British pensions might be in order, courtesy of the House of Commons Library research publications. 1925. The newly introduced pensions were only payable in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. 1929. Pensions became payable in the dominions.… Continue reading British Frozen Pensions – History


Frozen British Pensions Update July 2018

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions met on 17 July. The chairman, Sir Roger Gale, opened by commenting on the Brexit situation, noting that the government position was that EU resident British pensioners would continue to be uprated. He felt that this, particularly in the context of a no-deal Brexit, would likely undermine… Continue reading Frozen British Pensions Update July 2018

Expatriate British Pensions Update February 2018

The draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018 was debated by the Commons on 5  February. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Kit Malthouse) confirmed the commitment to the triple lock guarantee for the duration of the present parliament allowing a 3% increase in the state pension. This takes it to £125.95… Continue reading Expatriate British Pensions Update February 2018