Government pressed on its continued refusal to negotiate with Canada over reciprocal pensions agreements

February 6, 2023 Frozen British Pensions 0 Comments

Today, David Linden, SNP MP for Glasgow East, pressed the Minister for Employment on the UK Government’s continued refusal to work with the Canadian government on a reciprocal agreement to cover pensions uprating.

For the fourth time since 2013, requests by the Canadian government to negotiate a reciprocal agreement have been turned down by the British Government. Canada is home to 127,000 overseas British pensioners, the second largest proportion after Australia. This policy is imposing hardship on British citizens who are entitled a full pension, with many pensioners forced to sell their homes or return to work.

Read the full transcript of his intervention here: [Social Security and Pensions Debate – Monday 6 February 2023 – Hansard – UK Parliament]


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