The Daily Telegraph is currently running a campaign, lobbying the UK govt to up-rate the frozen (not index linked) pensions of around half a million British expat pensioners living abroad.
Most Britons abroad receive an annual increases in line with the cost of living, however, those who emigrated to countries without reciprocal arrangements with the United Kingdom had their pensions frozen when they first started drawing their pension abroad.
The origins of the frozen pensions scandal dates back to 1929 when the contributory scheme, introduced in 1925, was extended to Britons living in far-flung corners of the British Empire.
Immediately after the Second World War the pension was only given to those considered to be low paid but by 1948 it was extended to all. However, this was the first time that a difference was made in the payments to those living overseas and to those based in the UK, according to the International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICPB).
At that time, the pension rate of 10 shillings went up to one pound six shillings, but this did not apply to overseas recipients. The reason? These people would never be members of the new National Insurance Scheme.
In 1955, the pension was given to British expats the world over, but because the pound was then under stress it was decided not to uprate the pension overseas. And that has remained the position ever since.
However, Britons living in the European Union benefit from mutual social security agreements, and there are reciprocal arrangements in place in some other countries, including the United States.
But popular retirement destinations - Australia, New Zealand and South Africa - are still out in the cold.