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
**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 [...]
**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
The Leading UK Pensions Magazine "Pensions Age" has an article showing the unfairness of the Frozen Pensions Policy! Pensions Age article
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
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
Our President Patrick Edwards and other members of the ICBP delegation have met a leading KC and a successful human rights lawyer to investigate possible legal solutions for our campaign. Read the full report in the BPiA Monthly Newsletter to be published next week.
Are you entitled to a Full or Part UK State Age Pension? Have you, or your spouse ever worked in the UK and paid National Insurance contributions? You may be entitled to a full or part UK State Age Pension, irrespective of nationality or where you now live. BPiA is holding a free Webinar to help you determine if you are eligible, how to maximise what you are entitled too, and how to apply. Registration (free) is essential, and numbers are limited! https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZAtc...
BPiA's President, Patrick Edwards, is part of a Joint Delegation to UK MPs to give them information on the unfair Frozen Pensions situation. Most British MPs know very little about the frozen pensions situation, and how unfair it is. Tendo, Our agency in London, has organised "drop in" Information sessions in London for UK MPs as part of their #EndfrozenPensions campaign For information, Ex-Pat pensioners will soon have the right to vote in UK Elections without time limit, so MPs in marginal seats may pay us more attention! Please share this with friends and relatives Please use the tool below [...]