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.

April 21, 2017

APPG calls on frozen pensioners to register to vote in the General Election

The APPG for Frozen British Pensioners has today urged all eligible British citizens living overseas to register to vote in the upcoming General Election. This is the best way to...

April 20, 2017

Commons debate on Frozen Pensions

On 20 April 2017 the House of Commons debated the payment of UK State Pensions overseas, following the APPG’s successful bid for a Backbench debate on frozen pensions. You can...

April 3, 2017

Commons to debate frozen pensions on 20 April 2017

Following a successful bid by the APPG on Frozen British Pensions to the Backbench Business Committee, there will now be a debate on frozen pensions, in the House of Commons,...

March 28, 2017

Gale and Blackford bid for Commons debate on Frozen Pensions

On 28 March 2017, APPG Chair, Sir Roger Gale MP (Con), and Vice Chair, Ian Blackford (SNP) appeared before the Backbench Business Committee to bid for parliamentary time for a...

March 24, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn gives Labour’s backing to unfreeze overseas state pensions

The Labour Party have today formally announced that they will support the APPG in its efforts to annul the Social Security Benefit Up-rating Regulations. Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour...

March 21, 2017

APPG takes action to oppose the Uprating Regulations – EDM 1097

The APPG on Frozen British Pensions has tabled a “motion to annul” the Social Security Benefits Uprating Regulations 2017, the Statutory Instrument used by the Government to freeze overseas state...

March 17, 2017

Benjamin: the Commonwealth will be stronger if we end frozen pensions

On Thursday 16 March 2017 Liberal Democrat Peer, Baroness Benjamin, took advantage of a House of Lords debate on the Commonwealth to call on the Government to address the issue...

March 17, 2017

Government avoids ruling out freezing pensions of EU-expats after Brexit

The Government has, once again, avoided APPG calls to rule out freezing pensions for EU-resident British expats after Brexit. When challenged to clarity their position in the Lords, Baroness Mobarik, a...

March 14, 2017

Notice of Next Meeting: Tuesday 21 March 2017

The APPG on Frozen British Pensions will meet on Tuesday 21 March 2017 to discuss its campaigns against the Up-rating Regulations and for EU resident expats. APPG ON FROZEN BRITISH...

February 22, 2017

Eilidh Whiteford seeks up-rating reassurance for frozen pensioners

On 21 February 2017 Dr Eilidh Whiteford, the SNP’s Westminster Spokesperson on Social Justice and Welfare, and a member of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions, took the opportunity of...

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