Frozen Pensions Petition

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Chris Hill

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Sep 24, 2022, 4:55:49 AM9/24/22
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https://the.organise.network/campaigns/network-stop-discriminating-against-500000-expats-by-freezing-their-state-pensions-9b0ee07bb8128090

Thought I would start a new petition on this web site as it allowed me to copy it directly to the new DWP Minister.

Please sign if you agree with my sentiments.

Many thanks Chris 

Graeme King

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Sep 24, 2022, 5:34:34 AM9/24/22
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Graeme King
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Marianne

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Sep 25, 2022, 2:32:37 AM9/25/22
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Signed by us both ☺️


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alexander whitehead

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Sep 25, 2022, 2:32:47 AM9/25/22
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ok by me all the best alexander

Jonathan Green

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Sep 25, 2022, 12:16:10 PM9/25/22
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SIGNED!! Thanks for setting it up, I'm still in favour of a small donation from everyone for a barrister's opinion in the light of the changes that have occurred since the last legal challenge, i.e. Brexit, discrimination laws, etc.


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Annie Cory

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Sep 25, 2022, 3:53:27 PM9/25/22
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Signed

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john_p...@dodo.com.au

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Sep 26, 2022, 4:08:09 AM9/26/22
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Signed.

BTW. Below was the comment I added.

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All my working life, while living in the UK from birth for decades, I
paid into the (mandatory) National Insurance scheme expecting fair,
equal and just remuneration. However only finding out years later, after
eventually retiring in Australia (a Commonwealth Country), that my
pension entitlement would be forever 'frozen' at the same initial
amount. With hindsight I wish that, after living and working in New
York, I'd stayed in America where I would get paid my pension increases.
Due to that unfair geographical discrimination, towards Australian
residents, I'm now put in the unenviable position of having to return to
live in the UK in order to get the (National Insurance) pension
increases I'm entitled to. I've already contacted the relevant (DWP)
organisation to get notification of the actual amount payable, upon my
return, when permanently living in the UK. As I have a number of health
conditions, at least I will be eligible to free (NHS) healthcare for the
remainder of my life.

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Elaine Pyne

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Sep 26, 2022, 5:38:06 AM9/26/22
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How much donation and sent where.  Thank you 
Elaine Pyne 

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JO ODDIE

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Sep 26, 2022, 6:16:56 AM9/26/22
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Thank you for this. Signed

Jo

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How much donation and sent where.  Thank you 

Jonathan Green

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Sep 26, 2022, 7:45:11 AM9/26/22
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Hi Elaine,
I haven't got the computer skills or contacts to set this up, but if we all got together to donate $10 or the equivalent, I'm sure we could raise enough to pay a good barrister to take a look at our plight! We are being discriminated depending on the location of where we choose or need to live.
The last legal challenge was from memory decades ago and was settled in the European courts as we were then in the EU. Who would have thought in those days that someone could be prosecuted because something you said offended someone else! Times have changed!
If someone amongst us has enough legal knowledge to recommend the right legal team and someone else knows how to ethically raise, save and then spend the money on top legal advice we may be able to move forward on this.
If the legal advice sounded positive, we could then all chip in a bit more to go ahead... in my opinion this is the only way we will ever get the UK government to cough up.
Anyone out there got any ideas?
Cheers Elaine (& all!).

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bow...@bigpond.net.au

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Sep 27, 2022, 4:06:59 AM9/27/22
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Having seen the emails from Elaine and Jonathan, I would suggest that if you are contemplating some form of legal action then perhaps BAPA should team up with BPiA.

 

BPiA is a larger organisation and is contemplating the step towards legal action in relation to the unsolved “frozen pension matter”.  A delegation of representatives for International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP) will be travelling to Westminster in November. This team has representatives from Canada, Australia and the Caribbean and will be working with Tendo Consulting which is a political lobbying company in London with which ICBP has been working for 4 years.

 

Perhaps you might benefit by visiting the website  Home - British Pensions in Australia (bpia.org.au) where you will see some of the action that is taking place – membership is only $20 per annum – you will receive a quarterly information sheet, Fair Play, and monthly updates via email.

 

Brian

JO ODDIE

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Oct 2, 2022, 1:47:49 AM10/2/22
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Thank you for organising this. I have signed. 

Jo

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