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British Citizens Abroad now have a lifetime right to vote in UK – register now!

2024-01-20T18:33:43+11:00

British Citizens resident abroad now have a lifetime right to vote in UK– register now! Register here on the UK Government website:   https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote With a UK election coming up, it is vital that you register to vote, then contact your prospective MPs, to make sure they all know how important "unfreezing" Pensions is to the way you vote! A Guardian Newspaper article is here Not sure when or where you last were on the electoral roll in the UK? see Fact Sheet 26 VOTING IN UK GENERAL ELECTIONS in the Members only section

British Citizens Abroad now have a lifetime right to vote in UK – register now!2024-01-20T18:33:43+11:00

UK Daily Telegraph: 80 year old Frozen Pensioner forced to work to survive.

2023-11-06T12:10:46+11:00

CABP recently got an article published in the UK Daily Telegraph about frozen pensions. It features CABP board member Peter Sanguinetti, who tells his story of having to go back to work in his 80’s, driving school buses to make ends meet. The article is a result of lots of hard work by the CABP Board, Nigel Nelson and Tendo, the PR company which is jointly funded by CABP and BPiA through ICBP Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, but you can see it by signing up for a free one-month trial. If you are a CABP member [...]

UK Daily Telegraph: 80 year old Frozen Pensioner forced to work to survive.2023-11-06T12:10:46+11:00

FT Article – Should I Pay Voluntary UK NI Contributions?

2023-07-23T15:53:26+10:00

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

FT Article – Should I Pay Voluntary UK NI Contributions?2023-07-23T15:53:26+10:00

**UPDATED** The Deadline for Making Voluntary UK NI Contributions has been Extended

2023-07-10T12:50:50+10:00

**UPDATE  (June 2023) The deadline has been extended, It is now April 2025** ** See BPiA Media Release on 13 June 2023 Here The UK government has extended the deadline for voluntary National Insurance contributions from 5th April 2023 to 31st July 2023** to give taxpayers more time to fill gaps in their National Insurance record and help increase the amount they receive in State Pension. The deadline relates to those people who have yet to reach state pension age and who have gaps in their contribution records for past years. It is possible for those who have only recently [...]

**UPDATED** The Deadline for Making Voluntary UK NI Contributions has been Extended2023-07-10T12:50:50+10:00

** UPDATED** Deadline Approaching for Once in a Lifetime Chance to Top up UK Pension Contributions

2023-07-10T12:26:52+10:00

**UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to April 2025** ** See BPiA Media release on 13th June 2023 Here Currently there is a once in a lifetime opportunity to top up your UK pension contributions. This ends on 5th April 2023**, make sure you don't miss out! This Article explains the situation

** UPDATED** Deadline Approaching for Once in a Lifetime Chance to Top up UK Pension Contributions2023-07-10T12:26:52+10:00

Lord Rennard Gave a Presentation to The BPiA AGM 2022

2024-01-18T21:01:36+11:00

Lord Rennard gave a presentation direct from London to the BPiA AGM on 6th Dec 2022. Lord Rennard is a Liberal Democrat Life Peer who was instrumental in getting the changes to the Election Act which removed the 15 year time limit for non-residents to vote in the UK. The AGM was held via Zoom, and members from several countries around the world attended. The presentation gave valuable insights on how best to progress our case with the UK Government, and finished with a Q&A session. The Video is here

Lord Rennard Gave a Presentation to The BPiA AGM 20222024-01-18T21:01:36+11:00

UK Department of Work & Pensions confirms reciprocal agreement not needed

2024-01-18T21:02:53+11:00

Department of Work & Pensions confirms reciprocal agreement not needed In answer to a "Freedom of Information" request, the UK DWP has confirmed that a reciprocal social services agreement is not required to "unfreeze" UK Pensions. They also confirmed that there are no plans to change the existing 70 year old policy on Frozen Pensions. The DWP FOI response is here

UK Department of Work & Pensions confirms reciprocal agreement not needed2024-01-18T21:02:53+11:00
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