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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimates he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of uprating state pensions for pensioners who live overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254754 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">All political parties since WW2 have</del> <ins class="ministerial">Successive post-war Governments have followed</ins> the same policy. Up-rating UK State Pensions for recipients who are overseas residents is longstanding; state Pensions are payable worldwide and are up-rated where there is a legal requirement to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The policy on the up-rating of UK State Pensions paid to recipients living outside the UK has been in place for over 70 years. The UK State Pension is payable worldwide without regard to nationality. Entitlement to the UK State Pension is based on the national insurance contributions on a person’s national insurance record. The annual index-linked increases to UK State Pensions are paid to recipients overseas only where there is a legal requirement to do so, for example in EEA countries or in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement in place that provides for the up-rating of the UK State Pension. The Government has no plans to change the policy <ins class="ministerial">upheld by all previous Governments, Labour, Coalition and Conservative for the past 70 years.</ins> <del class="ministerial">of all Governments, Labour, Coalition or Conservative since WW2.</del></p><p> </p><p>The estimated costs of up-rating state pensions overseas where they are currently not up-rated are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Z
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less than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1037784
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has made an assessment of the change in the relative value of overseas UK pensioners' state pensions for each percentage fall in the value of the pound. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 206207 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong>No such assessment has been made. The exchange rate is subject to fluctuation. As a result state pension payments will change depending on the rate for foreign currency.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T12:21:43.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T12:21:43.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1046146
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on whether all UK citizens living in the EU after 29 March 2019 and in receipt of a UK state pension will benefit from annual uprating of state pensions irrespective of whether all EU countries make reciprocal arrangement; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Sir Christopher Chope more like this
star this property uin 211095 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK State Pension will continue to be payable worldwide when the UK leaves the EU. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, we have the basis on which to maintain State Pension up-rating when the UK exits the EU for those who are already receiving their UK State Pension as well as future UK State Pension recipients. We will wish to discuss State Pension up-rating for individuals not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement in future talks.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government set out in its Policy Paper ‘Citizens’ Rights – EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU’ we wish to secure continued reciprocal arrangements covering the up-rating of State Pensions even in the event of a no deal exit. If we exit the EU in these circumstances, we will up-rate the UK State Pension for those living in the EU in 2019-20.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T16:24:31.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T16:24:31.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1047784
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to uprate the UK state pensions of non-UK nationals living in other EU States in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 212386 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
unstar this property answer text <p>UK State Pensions are payable worldwide without regard to nationality. The Government has committed to up-rate state pensions in the EU in 2019-2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T11:36:07.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T11:36:07.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 7 January (HL12466), with which EU countries the UK currently has reciprocal arrangements covering the annual uprating of State Pensions in the EU to which they will revert if the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL13105 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has seventeen reciprocal social security agreements with EU Member States which are in use between some or all of the Crown Dependencies and the relevant EU country which provide for reciprocal uprating of state pension. The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. In the event the UK leaves without a withdrawal agreement, the UK will keep the role of pre-existing Reciprocal Agreements with individual Member States under review. Whether these come back into force will be subject to discussion and agreement between the UK and the relevant EU Member State.</p><p> </p><p>There are ten EU countries where there is no reciprocal social security agreement in place. Those countries are: Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.</p><p> </p><p>The UK government has taken the necessary steps to protect the rights of citizens through legislation and set out the measures it will take in a no deal scenario. The measures are based on the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement in the policy paper: “Citizens’ Rights - EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU” dated 6 December 2018. For social security arrangements, the UK will have retained EU law allowing the UK to apply the current social security coordination rules to protect those in receipt or entitled to a UK State Pension or benefit, including where they live in the EU. This will apply equally to citizens from all EU Member States. In a no deal scenario, we will uprate the UK State Pension for those living in the EU in 2019-20, with a view to securing continued reciprocal social security arrangements in future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13106 more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T13:15:14.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:15:14.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1047828
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 7 January (HL12466), with which EU countries the UK does not have reciprocal arrangements covering the annual uprating of State Pensions in the EU to which they will revert if the UK leaves the EU; and with which of those countries they have entered negotiations for post-Brexit arrangements to replace the European Union Pensions Directive. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL13106 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has seventeen reciprocal social security agreements with EU Member States which are in use between some or all of the Crown Dependencies and the relevant EU country which provide for reciprocal uprating of state pension. The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. In the event the UK leaves without a withdrawal agreement, the UK will keep the role of pre-existing Reciprocal Agreements with individual Member States under review. Whether these come back into force will be subject to discussion and agreement between the UK and the relevant EU Member State.</p><p> </p><p>There are ten EU countries where there is no reciprocal social security agreement in place. Those countries are: Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.</p><p> </p><p>The UK government has taken the necessary steps to protect the rights of citizens through legislation and set out the measures it will take in a no deal scenario. The measures are based on the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement in the policy paper: “Citizens’ Rights - EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU” dated 6 December 2018. For social security arrangements, the UK will have retained EU law allowing the UK to apply the current social security coordination rules to protect those in receipt or entitled to a UK State Pension or benefit, including where they live in the EU. This will apply equally to citizens from all EU Member States. In a no deal scenario, we will uprate the UK State Pension for those living in the EU in 2019-20, with a view to securing continued reciprocal social security arrangements in future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13105 more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T13:15:15.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:15:15.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 7 January (HL12466), with which non-EU countries the UK have entered negotiations to introduce reciprocal arrangements regarding annual increases in the state pension. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL13331 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is not currently in negotiations with any non-EU country concerning new arrangements to introduce annual increases in State Pension.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T15:26:25.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T15:26:25.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on UK pension claimants living in EU countries. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL14018 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
unstar this property answer text <p>As the Government set out in its Policy Paper ‘Citizens’ Rights – EU citizens in the UK and UK Nationals in the EU’ we wish to secure continued reciprocal arrangements covering the up-rating of State Pensions even in the event of a no deal exit. UK State Pensions will be uprated, as they are currently, for those recipients living in EU countries for 2019/2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T13:43:54.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T13:43:54.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which non-UK countries UK pensioners (a) receive and (b) do not receive an annual uprating to their state pension in accordance with the triple lock. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
star this property uin 228166 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>A list of overseas countries where the State Pension is up-rated annually is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-pensions-annual-increases-if-you-live-abroad/countries-where-we-pay-an-annual-increase-in-the-state-pension" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-pensions-annual-increases-if-you-live-abroad/countries-where-we-pay-an-annual-increase-in-the-state-pension</a></p><p> </p><p>A list of countries where State Pensions are in payment but are not uprated can be generated by accessing: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T10:21:23.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T10:21:23.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's document Estimated costs of uprating State Pension in frozen rate countries, recipients of the UK State Pension living overseas, if she will hold discussions with her counterparts in (a) Australia, (b) Canada, (c) New Zealand and (d) other countries about the potential benefits of a reciprocal agreement including the uprating of the pensions of their UK residents; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 239930 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department’s document ‘Estimated costs of uprating State Pension in frozen rate countries’ <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries</a> shows that the estimated extra cost of up-rating the UK State Pension in countries where State Pension increases are not paid would be around £3 billion extra over five years, if all State Pensions in payment were increased to the amount that would have been payable if the recipients had never left the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The policy on the up-rating of UK State Pensions paid to recipients living outside the UK is clear and is a long-standing one of successive Governments since WW2. The annual index-linked increases are paid to UK State Pension recipients where there is a legal requirement to do so. For example, where UK State Pension recipients are living within the European Economic Area, Switzerland and Gibraltar or in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement in place that provides for the uprating of the UK State Pension. The Government has no plans to change this policy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:53:50.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:53:50.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this