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Carson & Others v United Kingdom [2008] ECHR 1223 - index linking of State pensions to British Nationals living outside UK

Mrs Carson was one of 13 British nationals who spent most of their working lives in the United Kingdom, paying National Insurance Contributions in full, before emigrating or returning to South Africa, Australia or Canada. Her pension was frozen at the point she left the UK, and she complained that this refusal to provide index-linked increases was discriminatory and violated her Human Rights. She compared herself to British pensioners who were living in the United Kingdom.

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