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.

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...

January 9, 2017

Gale interviewed by Australian Broadcaster ABC

APPG Chair Sir Roger Gale MP has been  interviewed as part of an ABC News report on Frozen British Pensions. The Australian Broadcaster has reported on the challenge of frozen...

December 15, 2016

New Members: Kate Hoey MP, Wayne David MP, Karl Turner MP, and Liz Saville-Roberts MP

The APPG on Frozen British Pensions is delighted to welcome Labour MPs, Kate Hoey (Vauxhall), Karl Turner (Kingston Upon Hull East) and Wayne David (Caerphilly), and Plaid Cymru MP, Liz-Saville-Roberts (Dwyfor...

November 18, 2016

ICBP Publishes Frozen Pension Income Erosion Figures

The International Consortium of British Pensioners has published figures outlining the pension erosion faced by frozen British State Pensioners. The table below displays the full State Pension a retiree would...

November 18, 2016

November 2016 Meeting of the APPG: Brexit, Overseas Territories and ICBP

The APPG for Frozen British Pensions met on Tuesday the 15th of November at 11am in Portcullis House. The agenda included updates from the ICBP, the British Overseas Territories and...

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