Annual General Meeting of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions 2022

May 24, 2022 Frozen British Pensions 0 Comments

On 24th May 2022, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions met to convene the group for the reporting year 2022-23.

The meeting saw the re/election of the following Officers:

Sir Roger Gale MP, Chair (Conservative)

Wendy Chamberlain MP, Vice-Chair (Liberal Democrat)

Lord German, Vice-Chair (Liberal Democrat)

Alan Brown MP, Vice-Chair (SNP)

Lord Randall of Uxbridge, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Vice-Chair (Labour)

Carol Monaghan MP, Vice-Chair (SNP)

After the AGM, the APPG heard from 75-year-old Falklands War veteran Roger Edwards, who moved to the Falklands Islands after serving in the Royal Navy. As a result, his UK state pension is now frozen as he is excluded from the annual uprating of the UK state pension. This is despite the Falkland Islands being a British Overseas Territory. As a former MLA in the Falkland’s Legislative Assembly, Roger has and continues to campaign fiercely for the end of the frozen pensions policy.  He shared his experience of this cruel and illogical policy with attending parliamentarians.

 

 

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