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Written Question
Windrush Generation: State Retirement Pensions
25 Nov 2021

Questioner: Yvette Cooper (LAB - Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her letter to the Home Affairs Committee dated 16 February 2021, what progress has been made on making arrangements to ensure that those affected by the Windrush Scandal receive the correct amount of State Pension.

Answered by Priti Patel

Work remains ongoing to put in place arrangements to ensure that where individuals have been denied access to employment, their National Insurance position is corrected so their State Pension entitlement is not affected.

Information about these arrangements will be made available once they are finalised.


Written Question
State Retirement Pensions: Windrush Generation
8 Sep 2021

Questioner: Holly Lynch (LAB - Halifax)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government’s frozen pensions policy on members of the Windrush generation.

Answered by Guy Opperman

The policy on up-rating UK state pensions overseas is a long-standing one of successive post-war Governments. The UK State Pension is payable worldwide and is up-rated where there is a legal requirement to do so. There are no plans to change this.

No assessment has been made.