Comments: Equality Bill under scrutiny

Are there any plans for Thinking Anglicans to discuss the inequality in the treatment of British pensioners who have moved abroad, either before retiring or after retiring.
Half of them receive the pension they paid into the National Insurance Fund for, including annual indexing. The other half have their pensions frozen the minute they arrive (or retire) in certain countries (Australia is one country where pensions are frozen) even if they have also paid into the National Insurance Fund. The only difference between freezing and not freezing is the place where they retire. This is blatant inequality, is it not! WW2 veterans are amongst the frozen pensioners. Because they are the oldest, they have the smallest pensions.

Posted by Dian Elvin at Saturday, 20 June 2009 at 10:05pm BST
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