What You Can do about it?
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an Individual Frozen Pensioner do?
If you have not already done so, join
BAPA or a British pensioner association in your own
If none exists
in your country of residence, take steps to form a British pensioner
association, then contact BAPA for the next step.
Recruit new members for BAPA or your
Write to the DWP and claim
For information see
strategy here is to claim parity on the basis that you were
never told about freezing until long after you first made
contributions. Send a copy of your letter to the MP for the
constituency where you last resided.
Here are some other ideas.
- Write to Members of
Parliament, whether you have the vote or not, at: House
of Commons, London, SW1A SW0AA. If you know the name of
the sitting member in your old constituency, address your
letter to him/her personally. If you don't know the name
of your current member, look at
Guidelines for letter
them aware of your anger at being cheated
- Ask them to ask a Parliamentary Question,
or to sign a relevant Early Day Motion.
- Have a look at
Useful Links for UK
government information sites.
- Spread the word at every opportunity and by
every possible means...
- Use the material on the other pages of
this site freely, summarising what we say or
expressing it in your own words.
- Write to Editors of UK newspapers.
Brief letters to the point are more likely to be
published but all letters
will add grist to the mill.
Even if your letter is not published, someone is
If you read an article in the online editions, such as Expat
Telegraph, and it offers the chance to make a comment, then do so.
See if you can find something in the article that enables you to
mention pension freezing.
Even if other people making the comments don't see yours, you can
still get through to the author of the piece.
- in the Press in your country of residence
and elsewhere. Write to the home and
international editions. You should be able to buy
a copy of the international editions locally;
look for e-mail addresses and use them.
- on Radio and TV
- in appropriate magazines. Look for
magazines specially targeting older people.
- at your Club. Bowls club, Gardening club,
Probus, Senior Citizens.
- wherever and whenever you can. Don't
become a bore, but don't pass up a golden
- Explain the problem to friends and family
back "home", and see if they can
approach their local MP.
Persuade your relatives and friends
near and far to do any or all of the above.
- Write to the member of parliament in your
country of residence, and offer support for any
positive action taken by the responsible
- Include the address of this web site in
the text of your letters, or in the signature
- Never never ever
give up. Remember the ram and the million kilowatt dam.