Voting eligibility for UK Ex-Pats is about to be extended from 15 years to Lifetime, see Fact Sheet 26 Fact Sheet 26: Voting in UK General Elections Fact Sheet 27: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Canadian Senator Percy Downe's Speech in the Canadian Senate, supporting the Frozen Pensions Campaign.
The BPiA "Drop-in" frozen Pensions Information Session for MPs and Senators on 2nd August 2023 in Parliament House was a great success! BPiA was represented by our President Patrick Edwards and his wife Colleen, Garry Gordon, Chris and Peta Mackenzie. The Drop-In session went well. Staff present said they had never seen so many MPs either turn up or send representatives for an information session. Four MPs signed our Coreflute Petition. Among them were Ian Goodenough Patrick had a meeting with Amanda Rishworth (Social services Minister) which went well. She has been a long time supporter of our [...]
BPiA supported the recent "Frozen Pension" protest in Aukland to raise exposure at the CPTPP meeting The Photos are here here and here
Advice on Payment of Voluntary UK National Insurance Contributions The Deadline for payment of Voluntary UK NI contributions has bee extended to April 2025 The FT have published an article about if and when to pay voluntary UK National Insurance contributions. The Article is written primarily for UK Residents, but there is a section for Frozen Pensioners. It should be read in conjunction with BPiA Fact Sheet 4:- Voluntary Contributions here The FT Article is here
BPiA has organised a drop-in event in Parliament House Details:- Wednesday 2nd August between 10 am and noon in room R2.94. The purpose of the event is to educate MPs about the issue of frozen pensions. Invitations have been sent to all members of the House of Representatives and all Senators. The same invitation has been sent to everyone invited. You can read the invitation to Anthony Albanese by clicking here Now it's up to you all (members and non-members) to get your MP to attend. PLEASE WRITE OR TELEPHONE OR VISIT THE LOCAL OFFICE OF YOUR MP AND ENCOURAGE THEM [...]
Canadian MPs Fight for Frozen Pension Recipients The Petition ask that UK Frozen Pensions be made part of Trade Negotiations with UK. The Speech in the Canadian Parliament is here Some of the signatures are here