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The International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP) is a non-profit corporation established to obtain pension parity for all recipients of the UK basic state pension worldwide.
State pension paid to people living in the UK and to 60% of the pensioners living outside the UK is adjusted annually to offset the effect of inflation. This is called “uprating”.
However, the state pensions paid to over 450,000 pensioners are not adjusted for inflation. Their pensions are “frozen”. Over time, the value of their pension withers as inflation devours its value. ICBP works to right the injustice of frozen pensions, working to draw attention to the issue and to put pressure on decision makers in the UK.
ICBP is run by members drawn from British Pensions in Australia (BPiA) and The Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners (CABP). Both are non-profit organisations who lobby for change for expats living in their respective countries. The Consortium would welcome collaboration with bodies incorporated for the same purpose in other regions of the world.
ICBP funds the activities of media consultants who keep the ‘frozen pension’ issue in the media and on the UK Parliamentary agenda, working closely with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions.