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The France Show by Kelly Roberts

The lucky winner of the Blacktower Raffle was John Brinkworth from Reading. His prize was a voucher from Harrods worth £150

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Lost and frozen pensions

PensionsWhat is a frozen pension?

The term “frozen pension” can be misleading, because a frozen pension can be defined in multiple ways. In short, however, a frozen pension is one which no longer increases in value. This could be because you have moved abroad and no longer eligible for increases through inflation, or you’ve moved employer and are no longer contributing.

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Savings important to expats on frozen pensions

Although having solid expat regular savings is important no matter what the financial climate, it is good to see that recent efforts by campaigners to end the freeze on state pensions currently endured by more than half a million retired expats abroad may be gaining momentum.

As it stands around 550,000 retired Brits abroad have to rely on their expat regular savings to top up a state pension which was frozen at £67.50 a week; nearly a full £40 less than the sum received by other pensioners.

The unfairness of their situation is compounded by the fact that the Government has struck individual deals with certain nations ensuring the full, unfrozen pension, but has left the expat residents of another 150 countries stuck with the year 2000-level pension.

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