Re: British pension worries (PM Mailbag Friday, 28 November 2014) – I have read the consultation document and can confirm the timeline that is set out in Barry’s letter. However, reading the small print I think that UK pensioners – where the state pension is the only, or a substantial part, of their total income then they may well escape.
The consultation is in respect to all UK taxpayers living abroad, not just pensioners.
Mind you, I have decided to leave Thailand in the spring next year after 7 years. My reasons are equally to do with the attitude of the UK government toward me as a pensioner and also the political situation here.