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Social Security Benefits: Reciprocal Arrangements

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 83264, tabled on 29 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to negotiate new reciprocal social security agreements with (a) Australia, (b) Canada and (c) other countries to prevent British pensioners facing poverty in their retirement.

Answered on

2 December 2021

The policy on the up-rating of UK State Pensions paid overseas is longstanding and has been supported by successive post-war governments for over 70 years.

The Government has no plans to change this policy.