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The government’s frozen pension scheme is “discriminatory” says MP

By: Eastern Eye Staff

By Reena Kumar The government’s frozen pension scheme is “not only unjust, but clearly discriminatory,” Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland has claimed. The Leeds North West MP was speaking during a debate in parliament last Thursday (20), where politicians condemned the longstanding policy. Over half of British state pensioners who retire outside of the UK, currently do not receive the annual up–rating of their UK state pension. Campaigners have long criticised the practice for the disproportionate impact on those in black and Asian communities, as many retain ties to “frozen” countries, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Mulholland spoke at length…

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