Annual General Meeting of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions 2021

May 19, 2021 Frozen British Pensions 2 Comments

On 19th May 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions met to convene the group for the reporting year 2021-22.

The group discussed key developments on the campaign to end ‘frozen’ pensions for 500,000 UK pensioners overseas in the last year, including: the results and report of the APPG’s inquiry into the issue; the Canadian Government’s formal request to negotiate a reciprocal uprating agreement with the UK; the meeting held with Canadian parliamentarians and the UK Government’s rejection of this agreement.

The meeting was joined by two Canadian parliamentarians, Matt Jeneroux MP and Paul Manly MP, alongside representatives from the Australian High Commission to the UK.

The meeting saw the re/election of the following Officers:

  • Sir Roger Gale MP, Chair (Conservative)
  • Lord German, Vice Chair (Liberal Democrat)
  • Carol Monaghan MP, Vice Chair (SNP)
  • Lord Randall of Uxbridge, Vice Chair (Conservative)
  • Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Vice Chair (Labour)

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  1. Andy Robertson-Fox
    October 4, 2021 - 4:36 am

    On the list of members with their photographs I believe that Jeffrey Donaldson has been knighted and should therefore, like Sir Roger and others, show this.

  2. Terrence Alan Gowing
    October 9, 2021 - 12:41 pm

    My Comment is. I served my country from the age of 15 when I joined the Army as a junior leader for 30 years, I was also in private business for another 10 years, all the time paying my *full National insurance contributions*. During all this time I traveled the world considerably. When I retired I decided to live in France with my then wife, where we lived for 11 years. We divorced in France & I moved back to England where I worked for the local council, then Morrison’s supermarkets, where I again Paid my full N.I. contributions. I again decided to travel, to Asia this time and eventually volunteered to teach English at an N.G.O. in Cambodia. Eventually I met & married my Cambodian Wife whilst still teaching. in 2019 I phoned the DWP to ask why my pension had not increased where they told my, ├┐our pension has been frozen because you live in Cambodia”I was floored!! After paying into my N.I. for 47 years I was now being penalized by the government I had been paying to for 47 years. It is a travesty & an acute injustice that must be rectified. I am totally disgusted. this is a corrupt policy that must be put right. I don’t take any benefits, don’t use the N.H.S. & am zero burden on the state.
    A Totally disgusted Terrence A Gowing

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