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State pensions block for overseas spouses planned

Husbands or wives of British people living abroad will no longer automatically receive a state pension, under plans being drawn up by the government.

Ministers are concerned that some people claiming a married person's allowance have never even visited Britain.

The move is part of an overhaul of the pension system, which will be announced in the Queen's speech this week.

The BBC's political Correspondent Robin Brant reports.

  • 06 May 2013
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