People living abroad will no longer be entitled to a British state pension based solely on their spouse's work history, under government plans. Pensions Minister Steve Webb said some of those claiming a married person's allowance had never been to the UK. Some 220,000 overseas residents receive this payment at a cost of £410m a year. Full Story Here: Source BBC News. About bloody time too and I am ashamed to say I didn't even know this was going on.