More than 363,000 pensioners living in the EU are to receive letters from the government reassuring them their UK State Pension will continue to be paid when the UK leaves the EU. The letters outline that even if the UK leaves without a deal, pensions for those in the EU will be uprated for a further three years, during which period the government plans to negotiate a new arrangement with the EU to ensure that uprating continues.
Uprating for a further three years means an increase of at least 2.5% annually for the duration of the current Parliament, worth up to £200 a year per person. Pensioners will be told they do not need to do anything to continue receiving their State Pension, and a new dedicated call centre team based in Newcastle has also been established in order to answer any questions from those affected.
The uprating will also affect those living in the EEA states and Switzerland.