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2008 Retired Members' Conference
24 June 2008

Conference notes that over 520,000 expatriate pensioners living in Commonwealth countries have contributed to a United Kingdom pension which has been arbitrarily frozen at the level it was first received. As a result, their state pension decreases in value in real terms every year. For example, a pensioner who retired in 1999 with a pension of £66.75 and moved to Australia to be near their family would still receive a pension of £66.75 in 2008.

Conference believes that there is no justification for this and therefore calls on the National Executive Council to request that the Government takes appropriate action to unfreeze the pensions of affected Commonwealth pensioners.