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 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...

December 8, 2020

Future of Pensions debate in House of Commons

Today, MPs in the House of Commons debated the Future of Pensions Policy. The debate was attended by Wendy Chamberlain MP, Liberal Democrat MP for North East Fife, and Kirsten...

December 7, 2020

SNP Veterans Spokesperson on Frozen Pensions

At today’s Defence questions, Carol Monaghan MP, SNP Shadow Spokesperson for Armed Forces and Veterans, pressed Minister Johnny Mercer on the plight of 60,000 UK veterans living on frozen overseas...

December 3, 2020

NEW: Canada requests reciprocal pensions agreement with UK

The Government of Canada has formally requested to form a new social security agreement with the UK to cover the uprating of state pensions. This would unfreeze the state pensions...

November 30, 2020

Windrush members impacted by Frozen Pensions

Today, Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Labour MP for Streatham, raised the impact of the UK Government’s frozen pensions policy on members of the Windrush generation. Many of these pensioners were invited...

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