Just had the strangest conversation with UK DWP.
I understood that if your career spans UK and France, that the two systems would speak to one another and that they would decide where your pensions is paid (ie. France or UK) - you would not receive two pensions.
DWP have advised me that this is NOT the case. That the two systems talk to one another as far as health care is concerned but as far as pensions are concerned, I would get one pension from the UK (for the 18yrs contributions that I have made there) and one from the French state (for the xx years that I pay into the system here).
The only thing is, since working in France, I have worked only 30hrs a week, so am probably not going to meet the minimum threshold of getting a pension in France.
Is anyone on here conversant with this issue? Would really welcome some advice.....