Half a million pensioners 'face poverty and financial hardship’ after state pension frozen

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Half a million pensioners 'face poverty and financial hardship’ after state pension frozen

John Duffy, the chair of the International Consortium of British Pensioners, praised the Government’s commitment to supporting UK residents but cri

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John Duffy, the chair of the International Consortium of British Pensioners, praised the Government’s commitment to supporting UK residents but criticised its exclusion of those living outside the country.

Mr Duffy explained: “Although we welcome the rise in UK pensions, we are hugely disappointed that the UK Government is continuing to treat British citizens living in an arbitrary list of countries unfairly.

“This outrageously cruel policy is excluding pensioners, many of whom spent their working lives in the UK, and leaving them to face poverty and financial hardship.

“The UK Government could choose to end this policy now but instead continues to treat British pensioners across the world unequally, despite the contributions they have made to the UK.



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