Hong Kong expats with BNO status in UK blocked from accessing £2.2bn in pension assets 

Mark Battersby
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Hong Kongers who left to live in the UK are being blocked from accessing £2.2bn in pension assets, according to research from activist group Hong Kong Watch.  The UK offered Hong Kong residents in 2019 a path to full citizenship if they held British National Overseas (BNO) status. Residents are normally allowed to reclaim pension funds if they move abroad permanently. But the Hong Kong government said emigration under BNO was not a valid reason to withdraw the cash early. Sam Goodman Hong Kong Watch's group director of policy and advocacy on 12 April said on social media: "The U...

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