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Scotland’s Old Age Pensioners – Driven to Poverty – Sacrificed on the Alter of Bankers Greed and an Uncaring Government

Frightening information for anyone wishing to stay in the Union!

British pensioners in Spain worry Brexit could force them to return to UK

Spain is home to more than 100,000 British pensioners. Most moved there many years ago to enjoy their retirement with the understanding that they would be able to export their pension and healthcare rights with them. But since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, these rights are no longer guaranteed.

Of course if Scotland stays in the EU, Scottish pensioners in Spain and the rest of the EU would have their pension guaranteed.

At present, the maximum British state pension of around £480 a month is barely enough to cover living costs and is low by European standards – in comparison the Spanish state pension averages around €900 (£790) a month. An independent Scotland could easily do better.

Source: http://theconversation.com/british-pensioners-in-spain-worry-brexit-could-force-them-to-return-to-uk-74329

See also: What a ‘no deal’ Brexit would mean for healthcare of British pensioners in Spain