Gurkhas say pension increase would save Government millions An interesting article in the Telegraph today which highlights retired Gurkhas' claims that an increased pension would save the taxpayer up to £500m per year. Essentially the premise is that, after campaigning to be allowed to live in Britain they now claim that it would be cheaper for the Gov to increase their pensions and let them go and live in Nepal! Now obviously the whole raft of British welfare handouts are unavalable in Nepal whereas extra cash in your pension pot would be. But, is it not counter-productive to have conducted such a high profile campaign to be allowed to remain in Britain (which I'm absolutely in favour of) just to turn round and say 'pay us a better pension and we'll bugger off back home and save you a few quid'? Or perhaps is this part of a longer game to get a better pension?