These are some of the letters of thanks we've received from grateful members:
Congratulations on the wonderful work that you are doing. I have been keeping an eye on news stories over the years, always hoping, as an affected UK pension recipient living in Australia, that things will change. With your constant keeping of this matter in the public domain, I am sure that they will one day.
Dear Jim, your pursuit of the frozen pensions for Asian-born contributors to the NIF, as well as UK-born pensioners, has really paid off. See the Guardian. Although I am sure you have. Anyway profound congratulations for your persistence and hard won.
Thank you for the (Chairman's) report. I would love to be of practical assistance, but approaching my 83rd with increasing frailty, I am unable to do more that watch from the sidelines. I am in great admiration of the work being done by our committee, and especially encouraged by the front line campaign which gives hope for at least partial justice in the short term. Our determination is unabated. I do wish that we had a high profile figure like Joanna Lumley or Joan Bakewell or even Michael Parkinson to lead a final push, but failing that I believe that we will prevail. I hope that I survive to see my state pension restored to its rightful level. My very best wishes to you all for this year.
I just rang the UK Pension office and got unexpectedly efficient service and answers. …..they sent out a letter a few weeks after kicking off the payments giving options of lump sum or increased weekly payments based on the years that we have not claimed since becoming eligible. Your help has been wonderful. Thank you very much.
It was very nice talking to you and I will certainly spread the word and encourage as many people as I can to join and support the organisation. Thanks again. We couldn’t have got the result without your assistance this evening.
I've attended your ‘seminars’ etc. when you’ve visited Perth and much appreciate the effort that you and your committee put in towards unfreezing our pensions.
Thank you for the October monthly report and also for continuing to campaign unwaveringly for an indexed pension for retired UK expatriates residing in Australia. You are doing a terrific job. Perhaps there may be some success in the House of Lords when the bill is discussed!!
I just want to express my thanks to the Committee and all who put in so much effort. If the BPiA is successful it will make an enormous difference to so many people. Just reading the latest newsletter I am amazed at how much you are doing. Even to achieve 11,000 members is terrific. Warmest regards,
My bank statement this month shows a credit of $1199.70. Further payments will now be made at regular intervals. I would like to thank you Jim and your colleagues at BPiA for all the work you all do, with excellent results. Please accept a $50 contribution to your funds. Thanks again.