Annual General Meeting of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions 2022

May 24, 2022 Frozen British Pensions 3 Comments

On 24th May 2022, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions met to convene the group for the reporting year 2022-23.

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

Sir Roger Gale MP, Chair (Conservative)

Wendy Chamberlain MP, Vice-Chair (Liberal Democrat)

Lord German, Vice-Chair (Liberal Democrat)

Alan Brown MP, Vice-Chair (SNP)

Lord Randall of Uxbridge, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Vice-Chair (Labour)

Carol Monaghan MP, Vice-Chair (SNP)

After the AGM, the APPG heard from 75-year-old Falklands War veteran Roger Edwards, who moved to the Falklands Islands after serving in the Royal Navy. As a result, his UK state pension is now frozen as he is excluded from the annual uprating of the UK state pension. This is despite the Falkland Islands being a British Overseas Territory. As a former MLA in the Falkland’s Legislative Assembly, Roger has and continues to campaign fiercely for the end of the frozen pensions policy.  He shared his experience of this cruel and illogical policy with attending parliamentarians.

 

 

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  1. Richard
    July 31, 2022 - 8:31 pm

    Of course, the other typically shameful UK Government response to the “Frozen Pensions” issue has been along the lines of:

    “Well, if we were to correct it now, we’d have to justify why we haven’t paid any increases for the past several decades”.

    Some answer, indeed.

  2. Mary-Louise Boardman
    August 19, 2022 - 12:41 pm

    How can we get this ridiculous and unjust situation remedied?

  3. Wendy Stewart
    September 5, 2022 - 4:45 pm

    It’s time to go back to the drawing broad and start again it is not right and they know it. Those people worked and were heavily taxed whilst they worked. This so called Government needs to go and the way to get rid of them is by keeping it to the forefront of the publics mind. They cannot do nothing about it? Why was it introduced in the first place? Who’s idea was that? I think it is time for the public to vote on serious matters not the politicians as it looks like they all sold their souls for 30 pieces of silver forgetting they have their last breath to take. Sick thinking and more keeps coming VOTE THEM OUT

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