Members Fact sheet 19 has been updated! Fact Sheet 19: Current and Historical Contribution and Pension Rates
BPiA has a stall booked at the Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day 10 am to 9 pm on Sunday 19th Feb 2023. Volunteers are needed! Email: email@example.com or Phone: 1 300 308 353
We are sorry to report that John Duffy, the ICBP Chairman who recently led the ICBP delegation visit to the UK has had to stand down from all frozen pensioner work due to ill health. We would like thank John for his determined leadership and campaigning since 2017 and wish him the very best in his health journey. The rest of the ICBP board will continue the campaign for unfreezing of pensions around the world, which was advanced during the recent delegation visit and a new Chair will be identified some time in the New Year. [...]
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...
Sydney Morning Herald has published an excellent article exposing the unfairness of British Frozen Pensions and the fury it has caused. It also publicises the excellent work our BPiA delegation in London, which includes our President Patrick Edwards, is doing "educating" British MPs about the situation Full Article is here
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 [...]
The latest issue (Spring 2022) of BPiA's magazine Fair Play is now available on the website for members and non-members. here