Interdean Reports on Appeal Against UK Expat Pension Freeze

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The international removal specialists have responded to the news that financial advisors Expertsforexpats.com and a selection of British Expats and MPs have teamed up in an attempt to unfreeze UK state pensions for expats living in countries like Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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Each British expat saves the government an average of £7,000 in annual NHS costs by living overseas.

The article 'Please Your Majesty, back us over frozen pensions' published 12th September in The Telegraph that the Pension Bill has meant that pensioners in most commonwealth countries still receive the same pension income as when they began receiving it. Senior MP Backbencher Sir Peter Bottomly claims that each British expat saves the government an average of £7,000 in annual NHS costs by living overseas. He is urging expats to email their UK member of parliament and ask them to sign the amendment. The Department of Work and Pensions however argues that they are following legal requirements and that expats knew their situation when they left the country.

Helping thousands of UK pensioners move overseas each year, the recent news caught the interest of the team at Interdean. Dedicated to providing their readers with information and guidance on expat topics, a representative from the firm was keen to share their thoughts on the subject.

“It appears that there is already a good amount of support for the amendment to remove Clause 20 from the Pensions Bill. We’re pleased to see that those who feel strongly on the issue are being advised on how they can have their say. Our advice to anyone considering retiring abroad would be to pay particular attention to laws like this and to put as much spare cash as possible aside for when they do plan to retire.”

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Interdean helps families, expats, backpackers, travellers and students moving overseas. Established in 1958, Interdean provides moving, storage, shipping air freight services, excess baggage, visa and immigration, and full overseas relocation services to worldwide destinations. Interdean is FIDI FAIM PLUS accredited and has over 123 offices worldwide.

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