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    flynnboy
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    Hi,

    We have just received information about our pension rise, which came with a leaflet. Inside the leaflet it tells us that we will not get any pension rise unless we live in a ‘European Economic Area Country’.

    So, is the EEAC different from the EU ? If not then after Brexit we will no longer be eligible for any pension rises, which I think is utterly outrageous if true !


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    AnOther
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    Standard information but read it more carefully because it says ‘if you Live in an EEA country’ (for which you can pretty much equally say the EU) then you will get increases so it’s actually nothing to do with Brexit.


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    flynnboy
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    I am talking about ‘after’ Brexit……


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    If you live in France you live in an EEA country, Brexit does not change that.


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    I think it’s already been agreed that we will still get our pension rises/health arrangements as now – as far as anything has been agreed.


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    flynnboy
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    Thanks guys.


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    pommehomme
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    If you live in France you live in an EEA country, Brexit does not change that.

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    I hope that you’re correct. To paraphrase Michel Barnier, nothing about brexit is agreed until the deal is done. I wouldn’t put it past the Tory government, post brexit, to treat those British pensioners who live in the EEA in the same way as they do those who live in Australia – all to save thirty pieces of silver!


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    msouris
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    Get Gordon Brown back. We want our 75p per week.


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    Whenever somebody uses the word ‘Tory’ it’s a clear and unmistakable flag that they are at the least anti Conservative if not dyed in the wool Labour supporters which then polarises and potentially devalues everything they have to say.

    The truth is that successive governments of all flavours have tinkered with the UK state pension seldom to the benefit of pensioners. It’s now ‘enjoys’ the twin accolades of being the least generous in the developed world while still being unaffordable to the UK economy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/dec/05/oecd-uk-has-lowest-state-pension-of-any-developed-country

    Whilst my political leanings are broadly neutral (in plain language they are all self serving showers of sh!t) I will point out that it was the 2010 coalition government which introduced the current ‘triple lock’ which is what’s been responsible for the state pension recovering at least some of the ground it had lost.

    How long that will survive is anybody’s guess. The government are somewhat tight lipped while Labour profess to be committed to maintaining it but as the party in opposition only the totally blinkered would deny that there has to be an element of ‘they would say that wouldn’t they’ about that!


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