UK ‘should act now on pension uprating’

Uprating the state pensions of Britons living in France for life – and not just three years – in a no-deal Brexit is in the gift of the UK government and should be guaranteed now, a Tory MP has told the British prime minister.

Britain must also immediately guarantee healthcare payments of its state pensioners living abroad in the EU or risk an “exodus… of very many elderly people to the UK,” he said.

Sir Roger Gale wrote to Boris Johnson demanding guarantees on these issues, plus on the long-term continuation of “exported” disability benefits.

It comes as many pensioners across the EU expressed surprise and indignation at receiving a text from the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) stating they would ‘carry on getting their pensions’ after Brexit on October 31.

Pension uprating means an annual increase ...

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