«There is a fundamental injustice in the current agreements,» says Tim Stovold, director of tax at Kingston Smith. «Employers also suffer from this dual responsibility, making them hidden costs of trade between our two countries. India has for many years stressed the need for a bilateral social security aggregation agreement with the UK, which would allow former Indian pats not to pay social security here. But repeated requests to eliminate this harmful anomaly seem to have fallen on deaf ears. As Britain prepares to leave the EU, it seems perverse to prevent investment from being one of the UK`s longest-serving friends. From 6 April, the UK introduced new pension rules under which a worker must have at least ten years of contributions in the UK to qualify for retirement benefits. Therefore, if Indian workers contribute to UK social security for less than 10 years, there is no UK pension available in the absence of an SSA. In addition, under the export clause of the SSA, the UK authorities will pay pensions and other benefits directly to Indian employees in India. The bilateral social security agreement with Chile started on 1 June 2015.This guide has been updated to add Chile to the list of non-EEA countries that have concluded an agreement with the United Kingdom. «A 10-year contribution for pension rights usually means the loss of the entire amount paid. In India, Indian IT-ITeS companies must also contribute to the social security of their employees. This barrier must be addressed by Britain,» Krishna said. There is a list of countries with which the UK has social security agreements on GOV.UK.
You can contact the International Pension Centre for further information about the position when you go to such a country.