Impact of the frozen pensions policy on the Windrush Generation raised in the House of Lords

July 7, 2023 Frozen British Pensions 5 Comments

Today, Lord Davies of Brixton laid bare the impact that the frozen pensions policy is having on members of the Windrush Generation who have returned to their country of birth in retirement, often to be closer to family after spending their working lives in the UK.

British pensioners residing in all but two Caribbean countries have frozen pensions that do not increase in line with inflation – some receive as little as £20 a week. It is discriminatory by nature, and especially cruel to those who, upon invitation by the UK Government, uprooted their lives to work in and help rebuild Britain.

Read the full transcript of his intervention here: [House of Lords debate: 75th Anniversary of the Windrush. Friday 7 July 2023].

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  1. Robert Crutchlow
    August 26, 2023 - 12:49 pm

  2. Peter Hardcastle
    September 4, 2023 - 6:05 am

    Why only Windrush what about the other 500.000 living abroad. The very people who don’t use the NHS saving the uk on average 2400 pounds a year. Not receiving help with their energy bills but still have to pay incoming tax in tbe uk to help pay for these bennifits.

  3. Geoff Ross
    September 4, 2023 - 6:37 am

    We pay income tax and we are not there to use the facilities. It is like paying for a hotel or house and not using it.

  4. john west
    September 5, 2023 - 12:26 pm

    Yes, Peter precisely but we never have had fairness ib ONLY 77 YEARS AN ISSUE SO FAR.

  5. Carolyn Edwards
    September 7, 2023 - 10:34 am

    Why can’t the government sort this problem out it is disgraceful we worked all our life in the UK now retired in Australia to be with family and our pension is frozen so unfair get it sorted before it’s to late for us .

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