Baroness Benjamin calls on government to include partial uprating for frozen pensioners in the budget
March 4, 2015 Frozen Pensions 17 Comments
Baroness Benjamin has called on the government to include partial uprating for frozen pensioners in the March 2015 budget.
Asking an oral question in the House of Lords she said “it is unbelievable that British pensioners who have paid in their full contribution do not receive their full pension when they retire to many parts of the world”. Of partial uprating she said: “It is affordable, it is cost effective and it will stop the gradual decline of pensions year on year.”
Responding for the government Lord Freud re-stated that “there are no plans to change the current arrangements for payment of state pension to those recipients who live outside the UK”, blaming the costs of doing so.
Baroness Turner, Baroness Gardner, Lord Shipley, Baroness Scotland and Baroness Hooper all voiced their support for action on frozen pensions in the supplementary questions.
The full Hansard report can be read here.