Cost to U.K. Treasury if Pensioners return in significant numbers

Nigel Nelson made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

There is a real chance that the U.K. will leave the EU on 29th March 2019, with there being a “No Deal” Brexit. I am not asking you to comment on this.

If the U.K. does leave the EU on 29th March 2019 with no deal being struck, the U.K. Government is no longer legally obliged to continue uprating the UK State Pension for the nearly half a million U.K. pensioners living in EEA countries. If this were to happen, it is entirely possible that many of these U.K. pensioners will have to return to the U.K. because they will no longer be able to afford living in their EEA country of choice. The FOI question that I have is this:

“Has the DWP carried out (or have they been involved in with the Department for Exiting the European Union) any studies that estimate the cost to the U.K. (in terms of housing, healthcare and other social welfare benefits) of significant numbers of returning U.K. pensioners as a result of Brexit, taking into account that the older the returning UK pensioner, the higher the cost is likely to be”.

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Nelson

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Dear Nigel Nelson,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 2nd
September. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 28th
September.

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Dear [email address] on behalf of DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Can you please respond to FOI2018/02986 as soon as possible. The deadline for this FOI has recently passed.

Thank you very much....

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Nelson

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Cost to U.K. Treasury if Pensioners return in significant numbers' (FOI2018/02986).

A response to this request was due by 29th September, but I still have not received a response (9th October).

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c....

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Nelson

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Dear Nigel Nelson,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 9th
October.

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DWP Central FoI Team