British Pensions in Australia (BPiA) fights for the rights of many thousands of British expat pensioner members.
- BPiA's primary mission is to force the UK Government to treat us fairly, equally and without discrimination, by annually indexing the UK pension to which we are entitled, having paid into the mandatory UK National Insurance scheme.
- BPiA will also help anyone who has worked in the UK discover the UK pension to which they may be entitled and help them with their application for this potential worthwhile retirement income.
- BPiA is an incorporated non profit volunteer association and a founder member of the International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP)
Notice of Annual General Meeting for Year Ended 30th June 2016
Date; Tuesday 15th November 2016 at 10 am.
Venue; Mitchell Theatre
1st Floor Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
280 Pitt Street Sydney
(Close to Town Hall Station and between Bathurst and Park Streets)
We have the greatest opportunity ever presented to us following the UK Brexit vote and we earnestly urge all those who are able to attend to please do so.
- Welcome and introduction of 2015/6 Committee Members
- Confirm and adopt the Minutes of the 2015 AGM held on 9/12/2015
- Acting Chairman’s Report
- Report on the Difference between Parity and Partial Upgrading of our Pensions by Tony Jackson (BPiA Founder Member)
- The Committee Officers and Members for 2016 -2017 have changed and during the month of October 2016 Jim Tilley temporarily stood aside as Chairman and David Rumball and Keith Bryars resigned. Pat Redlich accepted the nomination as acting chairman and Public Officer and Tony Jackson became secretary. Jim Tilley, Mike Goodall, Cheryl Harvey, Tony O’Connor and Brian Owles remained on the committee and the two vacancies were filled by Brian Leggett and Tom Graham. Thus all committee positions are filled.
- Appointment of Hon Auditor
- Appointment of Public Officer
- Financial Report
- Activities of ICBP by Mike Goodall ICBP Board member.
- Brexit Report by Brian Leggett from the United Kingdom.
- Any Other Business.
- The Way Ahead
Pat Redlich (Acting Chairman) October 2016
BREXIT: What next for frozen pensions?
As the UK starts to come to terms with the many unforeseen implications of the recent referendum, we are seeing increasing comment and discussion in financial forums about the possibility of the 472,000 UK expat pensioners in the EU suffering a similar fate to the 550,000 of us elsewhere whose pensions have been frozen. Already, many of these EU residents are counting the possible cost of their remaining in their chosen retirement countries and marshalling their resources to fight to retain their rights. We may indeed find we have new allies in our fight for justice. Check our 'Pensions in the Media' link ('News & Reports') for the most recent articles. If you have a relative who's retired to Europe, alert them to the danger ahead. "Aux armes, citoyens!"
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