Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018

February 7, 2018 Frozen British Pensions 8 Comments

On Monday 5th February, the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order was debated in the House of Commons

It was great to see the Labour Party and the SNP raise the injustice of Frozen Pensions during the debate, you can read the full debate here.

#Debbie Abrahams#Frozen British Pensions#Labour#Pensions#Social Security

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  1. michael roberts
    February 8, 2018 - 10:57 am

    Dear Sir
    I have been on the website today and was unable to read the comments
    Could not get into the link


  2. Robin Davidson
    February 20, 2018 - 7:21 pm

    Hi, I am living in Canada and though Spring is in the air it’s still very much frozen for some of us!
    With the end of March/early April vote coming up in the HoC on the annual statutory instrument I researched the British MPs for the constituencies where family and friends still live. I drafted letters for each of those family / friends and sent them the letters asking them to please sign the letters and post them to their MP in Westminster. I also provided addressed envelopes for them to use.
    If I just asked my contacts to contact their MPs I know from experience that they are supportive of the cause but rarely actually get around to writing to their MPs. Giving them a letter ‘from them’ to sign and send to their MP along with a provided addressed envelope I know will bring much better results.
    I also sent my contacts copies of some particularly relevant pages from our latest CABP JUSTICE magazine ( to further educate them – we WILL get there.
    Thanks to all the APPG members for your persistence in obtaining justice.

  3. M Wurie
    March 1, 2018 - 6:10 pm

    Bless You, I Appreciate Your Actions

  4. M Wurie
    March 1, 2018 - 6:11 pm


  5. Robin Davidson
    March 19, 2018 - 4:27 pm

    Interesting to see that a bill to give all British citizens the right to vote for their lifetime (instead of the current 15 year rule) by Glyn Davies is moving through the parliamentary system. See Hansard, 23rd Feb. 2018. If 500,000 frozen expats register to vote that could also give us more clout!

  6. Robin Davidson
    March 23, 2018 - 3:16 pm

    In her 2017 end of year letter to Conservatives Abroad, Theresa May was only interested in talking about ‘getting a good deal for expats living in the EU and guarding their rights etc. post Brexit’. That says an awful lot more about what she thinks of the rest of us outside of the EU, we don’t get a mention to go along with 550,000 of us not getting annual pension uprating. There are twice as many British expats outside the EU than in it.

  7. Michael Roberts
    March 25, 2018 - 2:56 am

    When will the next meeting in Parliament be for the next discussion on frozen
    Pension for us outside the EU does anyone know

    Regards M Roberts

  8. Robin Davidson
    September 7, 2018 - 6:31 pm

    Interesting that in the Brexit white paper(para 6.4), concerning the rights of UK nationals in the UK, the government says ‘…The UK remains ready to give people the certainty they want and reach a reciprocal deal with our European partners at the earliest opportunity. It is the right and fair thing to do.’

    Since when has the government been interested in ‘the right and fair thing to do’. They keep telling me they will only uprate pensions where there is a legal requirement to do so.

    In para 6.3 they also say ‘…6.3 Securing the status of, and providing certainty to, EU nationals already in the UK and to UK nationals in the EU is one of this Government’s early priorities for the forthcoming negotiations. To this end, we have engaged a range of stakeholders, including expatriate groups, to ensure we understand the priorities of UK nationals living in EU countries. ”
    Would be nice to know what expat groups they consulted. perhaps they’d like to consult expat groups such as CABP etc. while they’re at it! I’ll tell them my priority for sure 🙂

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