Interdean Responds to Lack of Pension Rise for UK Expat Retirees in Australia

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British retirees living abroad in Australia will not have their UK pensions raised.

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Australia has long been a favourite for UK expats with its fabulous weather, breath taking beaches and laid back life style.

According to The Australian, Foreign Minister William Hague has announced that British expats living in Australia will not have their UK pensions increased. Around 250,000 UK pensioners living in Australia have had state pensions frozen at the same rate since they first moved Down Under, with the economic recession the main reason to blame. Hague explained, ‘As a new government in Britain we have inherited a huge budget deficit, which we’ve cut by a quarter so far…but there is no prospect of us being able to take on a major new area of expenditure.’

This of course is not great news for expats or for those thinking of moving abroad to Australia. Many feel that the legislation is unfair as full pensions are available to expats who move abroad to anywhere in the European Union, the USA, the Philippines and Israel, to name but a few – yet not for those who choose to retire in Australia.

Interdean, the UK based moving company has helped hundreds of thousands of people move abroad to destinations such as Australia, Thailand and Hong Kong. The company offers a range of moving services such as shipping, excess baggage, storage and air freight solutions for people moving overseas. A representative from the company explained, ‘Australia has long been a favourite for UK expats with its fabulous weather, breath taking beaches and laid back life style. However, the pension issue has also been a long standing dilemma, something that UK retirees are determined to fight.’

Interdean continues to provide customers with relevant news from around the world.    

Interdean have been helping people move throughout the world for over fifty years, offering a range of services including international moving assistance, excess baggage help, shipping, air freight and storage to worldwide destinations such as Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Thailand. Interdean also offers further support such as visa assistance, banking, insurance and pet relocation as well as student focused packages. The competitively priced company also offer help for moves throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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