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** 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

Report from the EndFrozenPensions delegation to London

2024-01-18T21:04:48+11:00

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.

Report from the EndFrozenPensions delegation to London2024-01-18T21:04:48+11:00

BPiA Free Webinar on Frozen UK Pensions

2024-01-18T21:06:11+11:00

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 Free Webinar on Frozen UK Pensions2024-01-18T21:06:11+11:00

EndFrozenPensions UK MP information sessions in London

2024-01-18T21:09:41+11:00

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 [...]

EndFrozenPensions UK MP information sessions in London2024-01-18T21:09:41+11:00

Sir Roger Gale UK APPG Chair writes to Amanda Rishworth

2022-09-27T23:03:50+10:00

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

Sir Roger Gale UK APPG Chair writes to Amanda Rishworth2022-09-27T23:03:50+10:00

Liz Truss Sacks UK Pensions Minister Guy Opperman, replaced by UK Alex Burghart

2022-11-17T21:52:18+11:00

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:  alex.burghart.mp@parliament.uk 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!

Liz Truss Sacks UK Pensions Minister Guy Opperman, replaced by UK Alex Burghart2022-11-17T21:52:18+11:00

UK Lib Dems Press for Frozen Pensions to be included in Trade Negotiations

2024-01-18T21:11:23+11:00

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 [...]

UK Lib Dems Press for Frozen Pensions to be included in Trade Negotiations2024-01-18T21:11:23+11:00
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