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 [...]
In June, Sir Roger Gale, Chair of the UK All Party Parliament Group on Frozen Pensions wrote to the New Australian Social Services Minister, Amanda Rishworth congratulating her, and making her aware of the scandal of the British frozen pensions policy. No reply has yet been received. The letter is here
Liz Truss has sacked long serving UK Pensions Minister Guy Opperman, and replaced him with Alex Burghart MP. Neither has shown any sympathy for the Frozen Pensions cause over past years. You can Email him here: email@example.com Or write to: Mr. Burghart at House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA Alex represents the Brentwood and Ongar Constituency, so this is of special interest to anyone who used to live there!
Sarah Olney UK MP Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for International Trade, and Wendy Chamberlain UK MP Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Work & Pensions recently supported our campaign by writing to the Secretary of State for International Trade, pressing for the frozen pensions issue to be part of reciprocal agreements linked to free trade agreements. As you will see, from DIT's response, they effectively passed the buck to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whose position we know only too well. Nevertheless, the MP's efforts will continue, spurred on by the fact that under the Triple Lock policy, state pensioners in the [...]
The BBC Obituary for HM Queen Elizabeth II is here. For those who wish to sign a Condolence book(s), there are official UK, and Australian books: UK (Obituary and Condolence book) Australian
Peter Dowd MP, in UK Parliamentary Question Time, raised the debacle of Canadian Frozen Pensioner's "End of Life" forms that never arrived from UK DWP. There was no satisfactory answer to the question. Additionally (and not asked for) there was the usual blah blah "the situation for 70 years has been....." Video is here
The BBC recently aired a program featuring Sir Roger Gale requesting that Frozen Pensions be included on the upcoming CHOGM agenda. It includes interviews with John Duffy, and Anne Puckridge. BBC video is here
Tendo UK Press Release on rising prices