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To: DANNY ALEXANDER AND GEORGE OSBORNE

UNFREEZE UK PENSIONS

UNFREEZE UK PENSIONS

Unfreeze the UK pension for everyone that qualifies regardless of where they choose to live in their retirement.

Why is this important?

Lots of pensioners are living abroad on very low incomes because their pensions have been frozen.
My aunt aged 84 who qualifies for a British pension is in receipt of the pension she starting to get when she was 60.
The amount she receives has remained the same - frozen at the 1990 rate just because she lives abroad.
How can this be fair ?

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Reasons for signing

  • Beyond time for the government to hide behind saying 'it's been like this for the last 70 years and we have no legal obligation to uprate them' Do the right thing and end this social injustice. Keep yours eyes on EDM 1097 by the APPG on frozen British pensions (google it if you don't know about it!).
  • We have a right to live where we want in retirement year and not to be penalised by the government
  • This policy is discriminatory, unfair, unjust, cruel, and uneconomical. Just 4% of Britain's state pensioners are being punished by an iniquitous law that stops any increases being paid to them - ever! Due to ever-present inflation, this represents a fall in their income every year. How many other countries carry out a policy such as this - answer, NONE!!! Only the UK punishes a tiny minority of its own pensioners in this cruel manner.

Updates

2014-07-13 00:06:36 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-04-19 17:48:17 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-04-16 14:11:54 +0100

10 signatures reached