The APPG on Frozen British Pensions

“Bringing together parliamentary supporters of the case to unfreeze British state pensions overseas and to campaign for reform.”

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Frozen British Pensions exists to bring together parliamentary supporters of the case to unfreeze frozen British State Pensions Overseas and to campaign for reform on this issue.

We are supporting the 450,000 British pensioners, half the pensioners living overseas, who are currently adversely affected by the government’s frozen pension policy.

Unlike pensioners in the UK, and many others living overseas, frozen pensioners do not receive any annual uprating adjustments to their State Pensions, resulting in pension payments of declining real terms value throughout their retirement. This leaves some facing poverty in old age.

More than 95% of the ‘frozen’ pensioners live in Commonwealth countries, most in Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand, but also India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, many Caribbean islands and all African countries.

As an APPG we are championing the affordable and deliverable policy solutions to this injustice. We have members from every political party in Westminster, united by this common cause.

September 15, 2016

AGM of the APPG for Frozen British Pensions – New Government, Brexit & the Overseas Territories

The APPG for frozen British Pensions met for its AGM on Wednesday 14 September 2016. The agenda included the new administration,  Brexit, and frozen pensions in the British Overseas Territories....

July 26, 2016

Notice of AGM – Wednesday 14 September 2016, 11am

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the APPG on Frozen British Pensions will be held on Wednesday 14 September at 11am on the Parliamentary Estate. The Agenda will be confirmed...

July 20, 2016

APPG welcomes new Ministers and Shadows

The APPG for Frozen British Pensions welcomes the appointment of Damian Green as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Richard Harrington as the new Minister for Pensions. The group...

July 13, 2016

Former Minister for Pensions warns of Frozen Pension Brexit risk to EU resident British pensioners

Former Liberal Democrat Minster for Pensions, Steve Webb, has written a piece for Money Observer outlining the “far-reaching impacts” of the vote for Brexit on British Pensioners currently living in...

May 23, 2016

APPG Chairman writes for Conservative Home

APPG Chairman Sir Roger Gale MP has written a piece outlining his views on Frozen British Pensions for the Conservative Home website. In it he argues that the government must honour...

May 17, 2016

The Telegraph warns Brexit would leave Expat pensioners in EU ‘£50,000 poorer’ with a frozen pension

The Telegraph has run a story warning that British Pensioners living in the European Union face a frozen pension in the future if Britain votes for Brexit. At the moment British...

May 12, 2016

Video and Hansard – Commons Debate on Pensions Uprating (UK Pensioners Living Overseas) – 11 May 2016

11 May 2016  2.10 pm Ian Blackford (Ross, Skye and Lochaber) (SNP) I beg to move, That this House notes with concern that the pensions of 550,000 UK pensioners residing...

May 6, 2016

MPs to debate frozen pensions – 11 May 2016

APPG Vice Chair, Ian Blackford MP and SNP MP Mhairi Black have successfully secured a Backbench Business Debate on the Uprating of pensions for UK pensioners living overseas. This means...

March 29, 2016

Ian Blackford calls for a debate on Frozen Pensions

On 24 March 2016 APPG Vice Chair Ian Blackford MP took the opportunity of the Easter Adjournment Debate to call for a debate on the Uprating Regulations that freeze overseas...

March 24, 2016

APPG fails in bid to annul the Uprating Regulations

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Frozen British Pensions has regrettably failed in its attempt to secure a vote on the government’s Social Security Benefit Uprating Regulations 2016,  which now look set...

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