UK lawmakers fight expat frozen pensions policy

Pedro Gonçalves
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Rebel lawmakers are fighting against the frozen pensions policy as the UK government has been accused of "manipulating" Parliament as it tries to tie passing vital increases in carers' allowance to the freezing of some overseas pensions. The Department for Work and Pensions introduced rules in March that restrict the state pension annual increases in cases where the beneficiary is not living in Great Britain. Currently, the majority of pensioners living in the UK have their state pension increased according to the triple-lock principle, meaning it is by a minimum of 2.5%, the rate of ...

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