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.

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...

September 22, 2016

Notice of Next Meeting: Tuesday 15 November 2016

BREXIT AND FROZEN PENSIONS MEETING OF THE APPG ON FROZEN BRITISH PENSIONS  Britain’s exit from the EU, and with it possibly Single Market social security cooperation, may leave a further...

September 15, 2016

AGM of the APPG for Frozen British Pensions – New Government, Brexit & the Overseas Territories

The APPG for frozen British Pensions met for its AGM on Wednesday 14 September 2016. The agenda included the new administration,  Brexit, and frozen pensions in the British Overseas Territories....

July 26, 2016

Notice of AGM – Wednesday 14 September 2016, 11am

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions will be held on Wednesday 14 September at 11am on the Parliamentary Estate. The Agenda will be confirmed...

July 20, 2016

APPG welcomes new Ministers and Shadows

The APPG for Frozen British Pensions welcomes the appointment of Damian Green as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Richard Harrington as the new Minister for Pensions. The group...

July 13, 2016

Former Minister for Pensions warns of Frozen Pension Brexit risk to EU resident British pensioners

Former Liberal Democrat Minster for Pensions, Steve Webb, has written a piece for Money Observer outlining the “far-reaching impacts” of the vote for Brexit on British Pensioners currently living in...

May 23, 2016

APPG Chairman writes for Conservative Home

APPG Chairman Sir Roger Gale MP has written a piece outlining his views on Frozen British Pensions for the Conservative Home website. In it he argues that the government must honour...

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