Number of Frozen Pensioners Today

There are over 542,000 UK pensioners living in 120 countries who have their pension frozen at the point in which they first receive it (overseas). The table below shows the top 10 countries that are affected, as at November 2018:

Country Number of Frozen Pensioners
Australia 232,651
Canada 134,597
New Zealand 65,429
South Africa 33,174
Japan 6,418
Thailand 5,270
India 4,781
Pakistan 2,764
Hong Kong 2,397
Nigeria 2,284

(All Countries)


Source: DWP – November 2018

“The Queen included the words ‘we are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination’ but the Government has dismissed her intentions as being purely ‘aspirational’”.

– Anne Puckridge, 92 year old frozen pensioner – Canada

“Nine in 10 of 15,000 people who voted in an online poll for The Telegraph supported an amendment that brought greater fairness to expat pensioners”.

– Daily Telegraph – April 2014