32 MPs support Early Day Motion on Frozen Pensions
March 25, 2021 Frozen British Pensions 0 Comments
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 social security agreement with Canada.
This comes after the Canadian Government formally requested to negotiate an agreement with the UK to end frozen pensions for 125,000 UK pensioners in Canada.
The APPG hope that a new agreement with Canada will set a precedent for pension parity for British pensioners all over the world.
The Early Day Motion has now been supported by 32 MPs and can be seen online here: Uprating of state pensions – Early Day Motions – UK Parliament
The text of the Motion is copied below.
That this House regrets that over half a million UK pensioners continue to have their pensions frozen as a result of where they live and notes that 90 per cent of those people live in Commonwealth countries with which the UK has strong cultural and historical ties; is further concerned that this leaves UK citizens without the financial support needed to maintain livelihoods and dignity in retirement and believes all pensioners should be paid the full state pension wherever they live; welcomes the Canadian Government’s request for a reciprocal social security agreement with the UK to cover the uprating of pension payments; and urges the Government to respond positively to this request as a first step to end this injustice for UK pensioners everywhere.