The  campaigning 
organisation for pensioners in the UK

Across the country, pensioners are getting together to actively  campaign on a range of issues from the NHS and bus services, to saving local libraries and improving housing.

Individuals or groups can be as active as they want to be - and the NPC has categories of membership for all ages.

The Annual Convention is widely regarded as one of the most important activities in the pensioner movement’s calendar. There is nothing else like it in the country. ​Find our more on the Events page. 

Britain’s biggest campaign group for older people will demonstrate tomorrow (Thursday 30th July) in a bid to save the free TV licence for over all 75’s before it is axed on Saturday.

Read the press release here

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See the NPCs latest press releases on:

The over 75s TV Licence here

A National Care Service here

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The NPC General Secretary, Jan Shortt, has written to the Dr. Thérèse Coffey, Secretary of State Work & Pensions, to urge government to suspend the planned increase in October of the state pension age to 66.

Read the letter here

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June's Campaign!

The June edition of Campaign is available to read now - the colour version is here or black and white here

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The NPC & Royal College of Psychiatrists mental health survey can be found here

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The NPC General Secretary, Jan Shortt, has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, to express our concerns around reports that the state pension ‘triple lock’ is under threat once again and to urge him to commit to protecting it. The letter can be found here

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The NPC is appealing to the PM to put his ‘bold words’ into action to save free the TV licence for over 75’s being scrapped - Find the TV Licence Press Release here

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Further NPC Letters about the BBC TV licence for the over 75s

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Read the NPC Letters about the BBC TV licence for the over 75s

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Read the NPC Letters about Test & Trace

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Read the NPC Letters about the BBC TV licence for the over 75s

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Read the NPC Letters to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care

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Scale of tragedy in our care homes need not be happening. Read the full statement here.

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The NPC has had requests for a window poster. Please share it online and download the Generations United poster here

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The NPC has been active and in the news. See some recent press articles here and here

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The National Pensioners’ Convention is calling on the Government to urgently reconsider new guidelines on the discharge of hospital patients to care homes during the Coronavirus public health emergency. Read our full statement here.

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The National Pensioners’ Convention is appalled that weeks into the Coronavirus emergency medical and care staff are still without life-saving Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - and still not being priority tested. Read our full statement here.

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Futher to the recent reduced office days, from 27.03 the NPC office will be closed. Please read the full announcement here

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What do we do?

The NPC’s main objective is to promote the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement.

 

The NPC organises rallies and lobbies of MPs, leads delegations to parliament and makes submissions to government on policies affecting older people.

Who do we represent?

The NPC represents around 1.5 million members in over 1,000 different organisations across the UK. 

 

The NPC campaigns for both today's and tomorrow's pensioners, and uniting the generations in defence of the welfare state and public services is an important part of our work.

In the news

In the news

Why should you get involved?
What is the Annual Convention? 

Find out what we stand for 

Decent State Pensions 

Universal Benefits

A National Care Service 

Accessible 

Transport 

Ending 

Fuel Poverty

Uniting

the

Generations

Also In the News

NPC Writes to MPs to save free TV licence for over 75s from the axe

The NPC has sent personal letters to every UK MP asking them to save the over 75s free TV licence from the axe on May 31. Although the Government has launched a consultation on whether non-payment of  the licence fee should be decriminalised,  many over 75s will still have to choose whether to heat, eat or keep their TV switched on from June 1. The NPC wants the Government to take back responsibility for funding the free licence from the BBC. Read more here.

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Manifesto Comparison

The National Pensioners Convention have released a comparison of the manifestos produced by the main parties, which can be found here. A black and white copy can be found here.

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'A Pensioners' Manifesto

The National Pensioners Convention have released their manifesto.

At the General Election, the NPC will call on all candidates to support a manifesto that puts the concerns of today’s and tomorrow’s pensioners at the heart of the political process.The manifesto can be found here.

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Newsletters

The NPC produces regular newsletters looking at the various aspects of older people's lives. You can read the latest editions below:

Women's newsletter

Minority Elders' newsletter

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Tackling the Housing Crisis

Tony O’ Brien executive committee member and chair of our newly established housing working party has recently published a book entitled “Tackling the housing crisis”

All details can be found on the leaflet found here

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NPC calls for closer monitoring of older people as the Coronavirus spreads. Many with pre-existing health conditions will be self-isolating as a precaution - there’s a real danger that those with no one looking out for them could slip through the net for treatment. See NPC General Secretary Jan Shortt’s statement here:

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NPC General Secretary Jan Shortt talks to BBC Newcastle’s Alfie and Anna at Breakfast about the older people who are most in danger from Coronavirus – those who live alone.
 Click here to listen
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