The APPG on Frozen British Pensions

“Bringing together parliamentary supporters of the case to unfreeze British state pensions overseas and to campaign for reform.”

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Frozen British Pensions exists to bring together parliamentary supporters of the case to unfreeze frozen British State Pensions Overseas and to campaign for reform on this issue.

We are supporting the 550,000 British pensioners, half the pensioners living overseas, who are currently adversely affected by the government’s frozen pension policy.

Unlike pensioners in the UK, and many others living overseas, frozen pensioners do not receive any annual uprating adjustments to their State Pensions, resulting in pension payments of declining real terms value throughout their retirement. This leaves some facing poverty in old age.

More than 95% of the ‘frozen’ pensioners live in Commonwealth countries, most in Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand, but also India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, many Caribbean islands and all African countries.

As an APPG we are championing the affordable and deliverable policy solutions to this injustice. We have members from every political party in Westminster, united by this common cause.

July 9, 2019

APPG Meeting – 30th April 2019

On the 30th April Sir Roger Gale chaired a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions. The minutes of the meeting can be found here: APPG...

April 15, 2019

APPG Meeting – 19th March 2019

On the 19th March Sir Roger Gale chaired the Annual General Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions. The minutes from this meeting can be found...

February 20, 2019

Next APPG Meeting: 19th March 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the APPG for Frozen British Pensions is being held on Tuesday 19th March in Room Q in Portcullis House from 10am-11am. The APPG will...

July 17, 2018

APPG Meeting – 17th July 2018

On Tuesday 17 July, the APPG for Frozen British Pensions met for the last time before parliament begins it’s Summer Recess. The meeting was attended by Brian Owles, a Board...

February 7, 2018

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018

On Monday 5th February, the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order was debated in the House of Commons It was great to see the Labour Party and the SNP raise the...

November 20, 2017

APPG Minutes – 1st November 2017

Frozen Pensions APPG 2017 The APPG for Frozen British Pensions met on 1st November 2017 at 10am in Portcullis House. The agenda included updates on Parliamentary activity, the British Overseas...

September 8, 2017

Next APPG Meeting: Wednesday 1 November 2017

The next meeting of the APPG for Frozen British Pensions is scheduled for Wednesday 1 November, at 10am, in Room R, Portcullis House. The meeting will be attended by a...

July 20, 2017

Labour Table EDM159 as a Motion to Revoke the Up-rating Regulations

The Official Opposition has tabled a Prayer (EDM159) against the Social Security Benefit Up-Rating Regulations 2017, the Statutory Instrument used by the government last March to withhold the triple lock...

July 19, 2017

APPG officially re-forms after General Election and hears from Australia based Frozen Pension campaigner

The APPG on Frozen British Pensions has re-formed. It met for the first time in the 2017 parliament on 18 July. As required by the parliamentary rules the group’s Officers...

June 30, 2017

Next APPG Meeting: Tuesday 18 July 2017

The APPG on Frozen British Pensions will meet for the first time in the 2017 parliament on Tuesday 18 July, at 2.30pm in Room B, 1 Parliament Street. We hope to...

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