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 16, 2022

Frozen Pensions raised during Queens Speech debate

Today, Carol Monaghan, SNP MP for Glasgow North West, raised the injustice of the UK Government’s frozen pensions policy during the Queens Speech: Making Britain the Best Place to grow...

May 5, 2022

Upcoming AGM for the APPG on Frozen British Pensions

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions is being held in Parliament Tuesday 24th May at 11:30-12:30pm. The APPG will be meeting to officially reform...

April 1, 2022

New APPG Member: Craig Whittaker MP

The APPG on Frozen British Pensions is delighted to welcome Conservative MP for Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker, as its newest member. APPG Chair, Sir Roger Gale MP, welcomes Craig to...

March 28, 2022

Unfairness of Frozen Pensions raised in Parliament

Today, Carol Monaghan, SNP MP for Glasgow North West, raised the injustice of the UK Government’s frozen pensions policy during the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Payments Debate....

March 17, 2022

APPG Chair writes to new Seniors Minister in Canada

APPG Chair Sir Roger Gale MP has written to congratulate the new Canadian Minister for Seniors, The Hon. Kamal Khera MP, on her appointment. As Minister for Seniors, Minister Khera...

February 25, 2022

New APPG Member: Alan Brown MP

The APPG on Frozen British Pensions is delighted to welcome SNP MP and Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Pensions, Alan Brown, as its newest member. APPG Chair, Sir Roger Gale MP,...

February 7, 2022

MPs highlight the injustice of the frozen pensions policy

Today, MPs in the House of Commons debated social security and pensions. The debate was attended by Sir Peter Bottomley, Conservative MP for Worthing West, Alan Brown, SNP MP for...

December 13, 2021

Government pressed over frozen pensions policy

Today, Peter Dowd, Labour MP for Bootle, pressed the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the UK Government’s refusal to engage with Commonwealth allies such as Canada on...

November 22, 2021

APPG updated on the findings of the End Frozen Pensions campaign survey

On the 22nd November 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions held a virtual meeting to discuss the UK Government’s ‘frozen’ pensions policy. The group were updated on...

September 21, 2021

MPs raise frozen pensions during Social Security Bill debate

Today, MPs David Linden, Margaret Ferrier and Jim Shannon raised the plight of frozen pensioners during the Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill. They highlighted the Government’s unfair frozen pension...

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