Voice of NFOP

NFOP represents the combined voice of its membership on issues affecting members and older people in general.

It is important to us that key issues remain visible on the later life agenda.

The following are some areas that are of key importance to our members:
  • Health and social care
  • Universal benefits
  • Housing in later life
  • Public transport
  • Pensions
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.

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

Thank you for your support!

Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes
To read the NFOP responses to the Green Paper Questions please click here

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 through the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP), the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance (CSPA), and the National Association of Retired Police Officers Association (NARPO).

(Image of the signed Pledge Card)

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

For more information, please download the campaign material below:
General Election 2017 - Making your voice heard
Later Life Ambitions (LLA) have put together a tool kit to help individuals contact their local parliamentary candidates to ask them to support older people if they are elected in the General Election on 8th June 2017.

The key areas LLA are asking candidates to support are the following:

- A solution to the long term funding of social care
- Maintain the pension’s triple lock
- Maintain Universal Pensioners Benefits e.g. free bus pass, prescriptions, and eye tests
- Stand up for pensioners during the Brexit process

For futher information on how to get involved and contact your local candidate, please click here

Age UK Petition – Don’t Cut Care
Spending on services like home carers, meals on wheels, and day care has dropped by more than £1 billion in the last five years. In the Spending Review this November, the government will decide how much money will be spent on care over the next five years. Age UK launched the ‘Don’t Cut Care’ petition, which has now closed.The petition reached 41,754 signatures (as at 4/11/15). They were hoping for 50,000.

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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