UK government writes to British expats but pension freeze risk remains

Pedro Gonçalves
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The UK government is writing to more than 363,000 British expats who retired and now live in the EU to reassure them that their state pensions will still increase in the event of a no-deal Brexit. However, that guarantee is only valid for three years. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is sending out letters outlining that even in the event of a no deal Brexit, pensions for those in the EU will be uprated for a further 3 years - an increase of at least 2.5% annually, worth up to £200 a year per person. Pensioners will not need to do anything to continue receiving their state p...

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