Frozen British Pensions APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To bring together parliamentary supporters of the case to unfreeze British state pensions overseas and to campaign for reform.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Frozen British Pensions

1. Frozen Overseas Pensions
11/04/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: PAPER Number CBP-01457, 11 April 2019 Frozen overseas pensions By Djuna Thurley and Rod McInnes Inside:

2. Treasury backs British brewers with duty freeze
01/02/2019 - HM Treasury
- View source

Found: Treasury backs British brewers with duty freeze - GOV.UK

3. BRITISH OVERSEAS PENSIONS
25/11/2015 - Early Day Motions

Found: uprating pensions in certain countries is unfair; acknowledges that this inequality of British pensioners

4. UK Veterans and frozen pensions
13/05/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: Campaign to End Frozen Pensions, which highlights the continuing injustice of the UK frozen pensions policy which

5. Support for UK pensioners living abroad with frozen pensions
30/10/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: abroad in frozen countries continue to suffer unfairly because the value of their pensions is frozen and not

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Frozen British Pensions

1. Pensions
09/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: move,That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2021, which was laid before this - Speech Link
2: an interim regulatory regime announced by the Pensions Regulator this summer.We also need to create - Speech Link
3: chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on frozen pensions. That is a body that ought not to exist at - Speech Link

2. Commonwealth Countries: Reciprocal Pension Agreements
01/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: on possible reciprocal arrangements for state pensions uprating. Can my noble friend tell the House whether - Speech Link
2: ago to the British Government that would provide some pension justice for the 125,000 British pensioners - Speech Link
3: for her mother, at which point her pension was frozen. The Minister told me during that debate that she - Speech Link

3. Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill
27/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: is a commitment that the Government will uprate pensions and other benefits in line with practice. However - Speech Link
2: Government’s thinking on the future uprating of pensions?Clause 1, before proposed subsection (2A) - Speech Link
3: the Secretary of State to increase the specified pensions and benefits for 2021-22. This then allows the - Speech Link

4. State Pensions: UK Expatriates
20/04/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: expatriate UK citizens living overseas with frozen pensions; and insists that the Government take the necessary - Speech Link
2: expatriate UK citizens living overseas with frozen pensions; and insists that the Government take the necessary - Speech Link

5. Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill
13/10/2020 - Grand Committee

1: existing provisions will apply and state pensions will be frozen. The Secretary of State must complete her - Speech Link
2: Members who have other ways of supplementing their pensions and are in a comfortable position, if not rich - Speech Link
3: those who have not been able to put money into pensions during this interruption. This is the backstop - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Frozen British Pensions
1. Pensions: British Steel
asked by: Lord Allen of Kensington
28/09/2021
... what plans they have to set up an industry-wide redress scheme for steelworkers given poor pension transfer advice.

2. Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
asked by: Roger Gale
30/09/2020
... if he will make provision to ensure that UK citizens resident in the remaining EU 27 countries are able to have British Civil Service and other state pensions paid into overseas bank accounts.

3. Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
asked by: Kate Osamor
11/02/2020
... what discussions her Department has had with the Ministry of Defence on the effect on veterans of the freeze on pensions for UK citizens living overseas.

4. British National (Overseas): Pensions Funds
asked by: Sarah Olney
18/10/2021
...If she will take steps with Cabinet colleagues to support people with British National (Overseas) visas who are facing difficulties in applying for early withdrawal of their provident funds.

5. State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
asked by: Neil Gray
03/12/2020
... what recent discussions his Department has had with foreign Governments on the merits of uprating the state retirement pensions of UK pensioners living in countries where that pension is frozen.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Roger Gale MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4087.

Email: galerj@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Katie Reade, Tendo Consulting Ltd, Suite 5, Lower Ground Floor, Hop Exchange, 24 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TY. Tel: 020 7175 8363

Email: appg@frozenbritishpensions.org

Secretariat:

Tendo Consulting Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.tendoconsulting.co.uk/

Group's Website:

http://frozenbritishpensions.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
25 Feb 2021
Source
Tendo Consulting Ltd
Description
Tendo Consulting Ltd is paid by International Consortium of British Pensioners to act as the group's secretariat   From : 25/02/2021 To : 24/02/2022
Value
£10,501
Date
25 Feb 2020
Source
Tendo Consulting Ltd
Description
Tendo Consulting Ltd is paid by International Consortium of British Pensioners to act as the group's secretariat   From : 25/02/2020 To : 24/02/2021
Value
£10,501
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
Tendo Consulting Ltd
Description
Tendo Consulting Ltd is paid by International Consortium of British Pensioners to act as the group's secretariat   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£10,501
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
PHA Media
Description
PHA Media is funded by International Consortium of British Pensioners to act as the group's secretariat   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£10,501
Date
14 Jul 2016
Source
PHA Media
Description
PHA Media is funded by International Consortium of British Pensioners to act as the group's secretariat   From : 14/07/2016 To : 13/07/2017
Value
£10,501
Date
14 Jul 2015
Source
PHA Media
Description
PHA Media is funded by International Consortium of British Pensioners to act as the group's secretariat   From : 14/07/2015 To : 13/07/2016
Value
£10,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Frozen British Pensions APPG

Former APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Officer
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd June 2021
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Mhairi Black Portrait
Mhairi Black
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
Sammy Wilson Portrait
Sammy Wilson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - East Antrim
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
Ian Blackford Portrait
Ian Blackford
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
1 APPG Membership
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