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Pensioners who retire 'back home' lose out

JILTED: Black pensioners

PEOPLE WHO choose to retire in the Caribbean or Africa are being denied their full state pension, a new study has found.

The report To Stay or Not to Stay: Retirement Migrations Decisions Among Older People, conducted by the Runnymede Trust, claims British citizens who move to countries in Africa and the Caribbean receive less than those who relocate in Europe.

It amounts to a loss of £24,000 over a 20-year period, and can have a devastating impact on quality of life.

The report’s author, Phil Mawhinney, said: “It is unfair that people who were encouraged to rebuild the UK after the Second World War by working for the NHS should risk losing their entitlements if they return to the Caribbean or elsewhere.”

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