APPG holds meeting to launch new report

November 22, 2023 Frozen British Pensions 5 Comments

On the 22nd of November 2023, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions met to mark the launch of a new report, UK-Canada: An Unequal Partnership, produced by the Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners (CABP).

The meeting was chaired by Sir Peter Bottomley MP and was attended by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom, Baroness Bennett, Lord Wasserman, as well as Sheila Telford, Ian Andexser, Edwina Melville-Gray, and Rob Morris of the Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners.

The meeting marked the formal launch of the report, which highlights the stark differences in engagement with the issue of frozen pensions between the two countries. Whilst Canada has approached the UK five times since 2013, lastly in April this year, to enter formal negotiations to settle the issue, the United Kingdom has so far not engaged with these approaches. Following the presentation of the report, the meeting was focused on discussing ways in which parliamentarians and the APPG will continue highlighting the issue of frozen pensions given this context.

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  1. Phil Taylor
    November 29, 2023 - 5:27 pm

    Nice to see some encouraging action on this

  2. Maureen
    January 10, 2024 - 5:24 pm

    Be great if those of us on a frozen pension could march to 10 Downing Street and make some noise. Lots of people around the world do not even know about our frozen pensions.

  3. Keith Naylor
    January 12, 2024 - 9:13 pm

    Nice to see some people are prepared to support British Pensioners regarding the theft of their Pension increases by the British Government.
    I paid NI contributions for 46 years.
    I do not use National Heal Services.
    I am a British Subject (Pensioner) .Living in Canada, Common Wealth Country
    I am entitled to vote in local and national elections in the UK.
    I pay taxes in the UK.
    I do not receive Pension Increases in my.State Pension.
    This I believe is unfair and possibly illegal and definitely theft.

  4. Joseph Clotworthy
    January 21, 2024 - 8:19 pm

    Up until now (2024) I am still registered at a UK address for the following:
    On electoral register.
    Pay internet/TV/phone with BT.
    Have Natwest bank account.
    Have Barclaycard credit card account.
    Have UK driving license, renewed in 2018.
    I paid NI for 42 years, claimed unemployment for 1 week only.
    I gained a permanent residency visa in Brazil in 2016.
    I was never informed about the “frozen pension increases”.
    I am now having my pension decreased to the amount valid in 2013 and I am paying back the amounts that I was not “entitled to” since 2013.
    Does anyone read these comments?

  5. Robin Davidson
    February 25, 2024 - 10:26 pm

    Joseph – I read the comments and sympathize with you.
    I am frozen in Canada and not just because of the weather.

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