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.

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...

March 8, 2021

Commonwealth Day – DWP Questions

On Commonwealth Day, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions was questioned by David Linden MP (SNP) and Craig Whittaker MP (Conservative) on the Government’s continuation of the ‘frozen’...

March 1, 2021

Frozen Pensions questioned in House of Lords

Half a million British pensioners are denied access to annual increases to their UK state pension due to the Government’s ‘frozen’ pensions policy. Baroness Stedman-Scott, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for...

February 23, 2021

APPG meets with Canadian Parliamentarians

Following the welcome news that the Canadian Government has formally requested to negotiate a new social security agreement with the UK to cover the uprating of pensions, Sir Roger Gale...

February 12, 2021

Social Security Up-rating Order 2021

Each year, the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order and Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order are brought before Parliament as a Statutory Instruments. The legislation ensures that UK state pensions continue...

January 27, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson responds to Frozen Pensions

At Prime Minister’s Questions today, Peter Dowd MP raised the Government’s frozen pensions policy and its impact on ‘Britain’s Greatest Generation’. A full transcript of Peter Dowd’s question and the...

December 16, 2020

APPG inquiry reveals top trade deal targets have been calling on the UK to end the Frozen Pensions Policy

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions is pleased to announce the release of the report from its 2020 Inquiry, revealing the Governments of Canada and Australia are ready...

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