APPG holds meeting to launch new report
November 22, 2023 Frozen British Pensions 4 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.