FWIW DM often gets the wrong end of the stick but she was pretty adamant about this one. Friends of hers emigrated to Zimbabwe nearly 50 years ago when they were mid-twenties & have lived there ever since but maintained British citizenship, passports etc. as a precaution. She tells me they kept UK bank accounts open & still claim their old age pension and also get a Winter Fuel Allowance paid in.
Doesn't sound right to me but she insists she's correct. Will I be needing some ketchup for my Humble Pie???
These friends visit relatives in the UK and USA for about a fortnight a year so they aren't in the UK for 90 days. But they've never become Zim citizens despite coming under a lot of pressure to do so.
yes but they quick enough to means test child benefit!
makes me mad abroiad payments and payments to wealthy pensioners as there are poor pensioners just not round here but lots struggling families with 2parenst working juggling childcare costs as as my mam said i brought up my kids im not the doting granny.