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British Pensioners
« on: July 22, 2020, 08:26:00 PM »
This item from the Bangkok Post.  My personal view is that the British Government will do nothing at all and it is better for the individual to make his own arrangements.

Brit pensioners unite!

It was good to read Paritta Wangkiat's piece on the need for pension reform for elderly Thais. (Opinion, July 20). All old people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Retired people living in Thailand who receive a British state pension find it is frozen at the date they moved here in spite of the fact they paid National Insurance contributions in full. Over time they find themselves living on a reduced income which can cause problems when it comes to renewing a retirement visa. In recent years some have found themselves being forced to relocate and leave Thailand. I would urge British pensioners living here to email the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Frozen Pensions and inform the secretariat about their situation. Please contact: appg@frozenbritishpensions.org
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Re: British Pensioners
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 12:04:32 AM »
Yes T.T. of course, All old people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. as for us expats, you once posted, do not move to thailand and rely on your british pension alone. frozen pension & exchange rates as they are, i imagine some are suffering.

the british embassy that suppose to help us at times in need. last time i went to the embassy, was like fort knox, shouting to be heard with your nose pressed up against a thick plate glass window. i only wanted a paper stamped & signed. like they was looking down their nose at me and i was paying for them doing it. giving the do you know who i am look, so you go cap in hand because you need that useless piece of paper signed.

rant over & no rain today here, bah humbug  ;)
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 10:11:04 AM »
rant over & no rain today here, bah humbug  ;)

So it all went to Pattaya - Sanook reported that two hours of heavy rain yesterday left much of Pattaya impassable.
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Coronavirus: UK passport application backlog reaches 400,000
A backlog of more than 400,000 passport applications has mounted due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, figures show.

Home Office minister Baroness Williams said reduced staffing to allow social distancing meant forms were taking longer to process.

She said steps were being taken to increase capacity after travel restrictions were eased.

But those applying may have to wait longer than the usual three weeks.

Asked how long it would take to clear the backlog, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told BBC Breakfast he did not know - "it's not quite my area", adding that the Home Office was working hard to clear it.

The Passport Office is advising only people going away before September or those travelling on compassionate grounds should apply now for a passport.

full article  bbc.com
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Re: British Pensioners
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 08:22:30 PM »
A poor job.  Surely it would not be difficult to sort something out.  Probably all down to unimaginative management and inflexible unions.
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Re: British Pensioners
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 11:37:54 AM »
A poor job.  Surely it would not be difficult to sort something out.  Probably all down to unimaginative management and inflexible unions.
They are to busy at the moment T.T. more important things like poking their nose into other peoples monkey business. never did trust do gooders that much, covering up for their own sins maybe. could say, they can't see the woods for the trees in this case

Thai coconut milk maker says monkey labour accusation slashed sales  msn.com
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