War veteran slams freeze on pensions

Bernard Jackson receives a pension of just �48-a-week

Bernard Jackson receives a pension of just �48-a-week

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A SECOND World War veteran spending his retirement in Canada has labelled the British government’s policy of freezing the state pensions of Brits living in certain overseas countries ‘disgraceful’.

Bernard Jackson, 91, has been receiving a pension of just £48-a-week ever since he emigrated to Vancouver from Worthing, in 1987, with his wife Freda.

Canada is one of 120 countries where British pensions are frozen at the level they were when first taken.

Mr Jackson described the sum he receives as ‘laughable’.

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, June 5.