Number of Frozen Pensioners Today


There are over 544,000 UK pensioners living in 120 countries who have their pension frozen at the point in which they first receive it (overseas). The table below shows the top 10 countries that are affected:

CountryNumber of Frozen Pensioners
Australia247,440
Canada144,240
New Zealand64,320
South Africa36,680
Japan5,480
India5,290
Thailand4,580
Pakistan3,740
Nigeria2,780
TOTAL:515,810

Source: DWP – February 2016

 

“The Queen included the words ‘we are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination’ but the Government has dismissed her intentions as being purely ‘aspirational’”.

– Anne Puckridge, 92 year old frozen pensioner – Canada

 

“Nine in 10 of 15,000 people who voted in an online poll for The Telegraph supported an amendment that brought greater fairness to expat pensioners”.

– Daily Telegraph – April 2014