'Frozen pension' victims abroad urge action
British expatriates whose state pensions never go up say they want Britain suspended from the Commonwealth for discriminating against them. More than a million pensioners have retired abroad - often joining family who have emigrated or returning to the country of their birth.
Many receive the same state pension as their UK-based counterparts.
But others had their pension frozen at the date of retirement, meaning they receive as little as £6.75 a week.
More than half of UK pensioners retired abroad live in one of 50 countries, including Spain, France and the United States, in which they are entitled to receive the same state pension as UK residents - £110.15 per week.
But if they retire... read more
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