Voice of NFOP

Making sure our members' voices are heard
NFOP represents the voice of its membership on issues affecting members and older people in general. NFOP works with other pensioner organisations, meets with Ministers, MPs and Peers to discuss current issues and to keep them up to date on NFOP members’ concerns, and responds to changes in Government legislation that may affect it’s Members.

Areas of key importance to our members include:
  • Health and social care
  • Universal benefits
  • Housing in later life
  • Public transport
  • Pensions
It is important to us that key issues remain visible on the later life agenda and to increase our share of voice joined with fellow pensioner organisations the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) and the Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance (CSPA) to create a combined campaigning group; Later Life Ambitions (LLA).

Later Life Ambitions Campaign
The Later Life Ambitions campaign was launched on 2nd September 2014 in the House of Commons. The campaign brings together the collective voices of over a quarter of a million pensioners, which represents the members of the three founding organisations.

(Image of the signed Pledge Card)

The campaign is about communicating the real voices of pensioners, and future pensioners to politicians and policy makers.

More information can be found at the following links:
Website: www.laterlifeambitions.co.uk
Twitter: @laterlives
Manifesto: LLA Manifesto
The Early Day Motion for Later Life Ambitions
Peter Aldous, Conservative MP for Waveney, has now put forward to Parliment the Early Day Motion (EDM) which supports the ambitions of people in later life and the contribution that many older people make to society. To find out more about this motion, please click here.

Please support this motion by emailing your local MP to ask them to sign the petition for the EDM.
Please download the template email here

Once you have opened the letter, please copy and paste the text into a new email. Please ensure you add in the relevant details in the yellow highlighted areas. You can find your local MP and their email address here

Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes - NFOP responses to the Green Paper Questions

Hands Off Universal Pensioner Benefits Campaign

Defending the need for universal pensioner benefits
A new UK-wide campaign defending the need for universal pensioner benefits needs your support.

Many of the main UK political parties have suggested that universal pensioner benefits could be under threat following the next general election (in 2015). This includes benefits such as the winter fuel payment, bus pass, free prescriptions and TV licences. So, NOW is the time to make your voice heard!

What you can do to help:

Keep Me Posted Campaign - The Consumer’s Right to Choose
NFOP is one of the founding partners of the ‘Keep Me Posted Campaign’.
KMP Website: http://www.keepmeposteduk.com/
Twitter: @keepmeposteduk
Facebook: keepmeposteduk
Newsletter: KMP Newsletter February 2014

The Keep Me Posted (KMP) campaign represents charities, consumers and businesses who are concerned at the growing lack of choice offered to consumers about how they receive important communications. KMP campaign partners have witnessed a trend of businesses switching their customers to mainly digital communication, which isn’t always preferable or suitable for a large proportion of UK consumers. They believe every consumer should be able to choose, without being penalised, a paper copy of communications from banks, utility companies and other service providers.

KMP Latest Report: http://www.keepmeposteduk.com/sites/default/files/Keep%20Me%20Posted%20Report_1.pdf (will take a few seconds to open)

To watch Malcolm Booth, CEO of the NFOP, talking about the campaign please follow the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page. http://www.keepmeposteduk.com/campaign

Letter to Regulators – template
To send a letter to OFCOM, or any other regulator, about your concerns as a consumer, please click on the following template to download a letter in word document that you can use. The OFCOM address is: Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA

Template Letter to Regulators

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