• From The BBC:

    A case that could affect the pensions of thousands of Britons who have retired abroad will be heard in a European court later.A group of 13 pensioners who have moved abroad want their UK state pension to rise in line with inflation each year. Inflation proofing only applies to UK pensioners who live in the European Economic Area or in 15 other countries, but not some commonwealth states. A two-hour hearing will be held at the European Court of Human Rights. This is the latest stage in a long-running legal challenge, and will be the end of the line in the legal process. The two-hour hearing is expected to take place in the Strasbourg court on Wednesday, but judgement in the case will not be made until March or April 2010. ApplicantsOne of those whose case is to be outlined during the hearing is Annette Carson, who emigrated to South Africa in 1989. After emigrating, she continued to make full contributions to her UK state pension and, on retirement in 2000, began to receive pension paym…

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