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.

December 13, 2021

Government pressed over frozen pensions policy

Today, Peter Dowd, Labour MP for Bootle, pressed the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the UK Government’s refusal to engage with Commonwealth allies such as Canada on...

November 22, 2021

APPG updated on the findings of the End Frozen Pensions campaign survey

On the 22nd November 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions held a virtual meeting to discuss the UK Government’s ‘frozen’ pensions policy. The group were updated on...

September 21, 2021

MPs raise frozen pensions during Social Security Bill debate

Today, MPs David Linden, Margaret Ferrier and Jim Shannon raised the plight of frozen pensioners during the Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill. They highlighted the Government’s unfair frozen pension...

July 2, 2021

Frozen Pensions raised on Windrush Day

During the Windrush Day debate, held yesterday in the House of Commons, APPG member Margaret Ferrier MP raised the injustices faced by frozen pensioners who were invited to live and...

June 29, 2021

APPG holds Windrush panel with Governor General of Antigua

On 29th June 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions held a virtual meeting to discuss the UK Government’s ‘frozen’ pensions policy, its impact on members of the...

May 19, 2021

Annual General Meeting of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions 2021

On 19th May 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions met to convene the group for the reporting year 2021-22. The group discussed key developments on the campaign...

May 12, 2021

APPG Chair presses Government on Frozen Pensions

This week, Sir Roger Gale MP, Chair of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions, pressed the Government on its frozen pensions policy during the Queen’s Speech debate in the House...

May 10, 2021

Upcoming AGM for the APPG on Frozen British Pensions

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions is being held virtually on Wednesday 19th May at 4:30 pm. The APPG will be meeting to officially...

April 10, 2021

UK rejects pensions agreement with Canada

The UK Government has rejected representations from Canada to negotiate a reciprocal arrangement for state pension uprating. In November 2020, the Canadian Government formally requested to form a deal with...

March 25, 2021

32 MPs support Early Day Motion on Frozen Pensions

Andrew Rosindell MP, member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions, has tabled a new Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on the Government to form a new...

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