Next Meeting: Tuesday 15 September 2015, 11.30am, Room T, Portcullis House

September 4, 2015 Frozen Pensions 0 Comments

APPG-logo-PORTCULLISThe next meeting of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions will be held jointly with BAME representatives of the National Pensioners Convention (NPC)

DATE: Tuesday 15 September 2015

TIME: 11.30am to 12.30pm

VENUE: Room T, Portcullis House

A Discriminatory Barrier to Emigration

  • Representatives from the NPC have asked to meet with the APPG to discuss the impact of frozen British pensions on British ethnic minorities.
  • Given that the countries where British state pensions are frozen are predominantly those in the Commonwealth a large number of British ethnic minorities with cultural links to these countries feel that the policy impact is discriminatory, limiting their freedom to emigrate to their place of cultural origin in retirement while pensioners choosing to move elsewhere do get their full pension.
  • This is an increasing problem given that many people who migrated to the UK in the 1950s, 60s and 70s are now reaching retirement.
  • Several BAME media outlets have covered this issue extensively over the last year, including taking op-eds from members of the APPG.

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