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UK Government - sign petition to end frozen expat pensions

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UK Government - sign petition to end frozen expat pensions

Postby djl2000 » Thu 3 Nov 2011 23:07 GMT

The UK Government has opened a site containing e-petitions. If over 100,000 signatures are obtained, the e-petition could be debated in the House of Commons.

Currently, takes you directly to the END THE UNFAIR FROZEN OVERSEAS PENSION POLICY petition - as long as you are a British Citizen you may sign the petition. Closing date is 08/09/2012.

Add your signatures, and we may get another opportunity to change this silliness, as why should it be different for Brits in the U.S. (for example).

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Postby Buddyboy » Wed 30 Nov 2011 20:24 GMT

Note that, for more than one person to sign this petition, each must show a different email address (go figure). This is a very worthwhile endeavour but many more signatures are required to reach the goal. Beyond signing it yourselves, be sure to send a request to family and friends back home in the UK to add their signatures, after all, why should anyone be financially punished by a reduced pension simply because of their choice of where they live in retirement.
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