British expatriates whose state pension has never increased want Britain suspended from the commonwealth.
Over a million British pensioners have retired abroad, many of whom receive the same amount of state pension as those residing in Britain. However others have had their pension frozen at their date of retirement and receive as little as
But others had their pension frozen at the date of retirement, meaning they receive as little as €8 a week.
Those living in Spain and up to fifty other countries including France and the United States receive the same state pension as their British counterparts amounting to around €130 a week.
But for countries outside of the listed fifty including Canada, New Zealand and Pakistan their pension is capped to that of the day they retired.
According to sources some 550,000 British expatriates have retired in countries where UK state pensions do not increase with inflation, many of who are unaware that upon leaving the UK, in spite of paying equal contributions, they will receive far smaller payout than others.