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Get Your Voice Heard on the BBC!

2024-06-14T21:30:47+10:00

Get your Voice heard by the BBC! THIS IS A CHANCE FOR US ALL TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD!!!! I would ask every one of you to join me in telling the BBC about the injustice that we are all having to live with. If we make the effort and enough of us send in messages, we may well get to have a say. The site is: Your Voice, Your Vote - Your Vote - Send - BBC Click on the above link and the form to send your message will appear. Fill out the form with your comment [...]

Get Your Voice Heard on the BBC!2024-06-14T21:30:47+10:00

UK General Election is on July 4th

2024-05-24T15:51:57+10:00

UK General Election Announced The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the UK General Election will take place on Thursday 4th July. He has requested His Majesty the King to dissolve Parliament on 30th May and the King has agreed to his request. The time between today and 30th May 2024 is to allow for what is called “wash up”. All incomplete legislation lapses when Parliament is dissolved and wash up allows the government, with the agreement of the opposition, to complete what is deemed essential legislation. BPiA hopes to have a list of constituencies and candidates available [...]

UK General Election is on July 4th2024-05-24T15:51:57+10:00

BPiA Facebook Posts inspired by our President’s visit to UK

2024-05-24T16:10:19+10:00

BPiA has published a series of posts on Facebook inspired by our President's visit to UK There has been a series of posts on Facebook over the last two weeks, inspired by our President Patrick Edwards' recent visit to UK, and the people he met there. You can view them in two places: 1. The Private BPiA discussion group (posts cannot be shared). .   Scroll up, and Click the leftmost blue FB icon on the top right of the page, or go here 2. The public BPiA page, open to all (posts can be shared). .  Scroll up, and [...]

BPiA Facebook Posts inspired by our President’s visit to UK2024-05-24T16:10:19+10:00

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

2024-05-24T15:53:17+10:00

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? To find your old constituency from a post code, go here To find a post code from an old address, go here see [...]

British Citizens Abroad now have a lifetime right to vote in UK – register now!2024-05-24T15:53:17+10:00

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

2024-05-24T16:06:21+10:00

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.2024-05-24T16:06:21+10:00

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
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