Well it’s not like you ever do get a choice where you pay your taxes, is it
as David says, under the DTA, British government pensions paid to civil servants, armed forces personnel, teachers in the public sector, etc, remain taxable in the UK. So I guess the lady has one or some of those.
My heart does go out to folks who are being squeezed by this, I don’t tend to get stressed about things that go wrong just as long as I can take steps to put them right, but my stress and frustration levels soar sky high when I’m worrying about things that are out of my hands. Stuff like, people who don’t do things when they promised, machines that refuse to co-operate, trains that run late when you’ve got a tight connection to make. Exchange rates heading south would be in the same category. I couldn’t have moved here after I’d retired, having to rely on a sterling income… My nerves wouldn’t have stood it.