COMPULSORY SEVERANCE

NPCC decides not to revisit

COMPULSORY SEVERANCE

NPCC decides not to revisit

28/10/2015

The Federation has been applying pressure to the Chiefs not to introduce the measure

COMPULSORY SEVERANCE

The National Police Chiefs' Council debated the issue of compulsory severance on Tuesday, Nov 27 and decided not to revisit the option of compulsory severance for police officers for the time being.


The NPCC Chair, Chief Constable Sara Thornton, said. “Chief constables carefully considered the issue of compulsory severance for police officers in light of the likelihood of further significant cuts to police budgets. Chief constables’ preferred approach is to continue to modernise terms and conditions of both officers and staff.

 

“On the information known at this stage, chief constables are not seeking to revisit the Police Arbitration Tribunal decision on compulsory severance from 2014. This position might need to be reviewed in response to the police settlement in the spending review.”

 
Steve White, Federation chair, welcomed the news but with caution. He said, “I am pleased to hear that the NPCC has listened to our concerns but the police service is by no means out of the woods yet.

 

“A proper debate around police force funding and the structures of forces still needs to be had and we will ensure that the Police Federation is at the heart of those debates and continue to apply pressure so that this arbitrary measure that would have fundamentally changed the office of constable should never see the light of day.”

 

 

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NATIONAL POLICE BRAVERY AWARDS

2015 Winners announced

NATIONAL POLICE BRAVERY AWARDS

2015 Winners announced

28/10/2015

Officers from the Met and West Midlands jointly win national Award

NATIONAL POLICE BRAVERY AWARDS

Three officers from two forces have won the prestigious national Police Bravery Award at the annual ceremony in central London.


PC Winston Mugarura, of the Met, along with PC Adam Koch and PC Jean Stevens, of West Midlands Police, the first ever joint winners, were presented with the award by Home Secretary Theresa May.


The event was attended by senior figures from government and chief constables from around the country.

 

For a full list of winners and their stories please click below...

 

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PC DAVE PHILLIPS MEMORIAL FUND

Fundraising page

PC DAVE PHILLIPS MEMORIAL FUND

Fundraising page

08/10/2015

Donations being made by the public as well as Police colleagues from across the UK

PC DAVE PHILLIPS MEMORIAL FUND

Peter Singleton, chair of Merseyside Police Federation, said that PC Phillips’ colleagues were devastated by his death and added, “When any officer is killed on duty it is a tragedy and in Dave’s case it is possibly more so. His young children have been robbed of a father, his wife Jen, deprived of a husband and his parents, their son.”

 

If you wish to donate, there are currently two ways of doing so:

 

Donate via JustGiving

 

Or text DAVE01 £10 (or another amount) to 70070 to the Dave Phillips Memorial Fund.

 

 

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PENSIONS CHALLENGE

PFEW position update

PENSIONS CHALLENGE

PFEW position update

28/09/2015

September 2015 - Our NEW response document to the Pensions Challenge

PENSIONS CHALLENGE

Throughout the pension reform process PFEW has listened to the views and concerns of members and the Pension Challenge group, and we have taken advice from our lawyers and from leading counsel about the legality of the Government’s changes.


We have recently taken further advice from leading counsel as to whether the position has changed or is affected by the publication of the Police Pensions Regulations 2015.

 

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NEW REPORT

Financial Sustainability of Police forces

NEW REPORT

Financial Sustainability of Police forces

04/06/2015

Report shows Home Office doesn’t have adequate information…

NEW REPORT

Here are the responses to the report from Federation Chair Steve White, the Superintendents, the NPCC and the College of Policing - Click here>

 

Here is an overview and the summary of the report from the National Audit Office - Click here>

 

For key points from the report - Click here>

 

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FALLEN COMRADES REMEMBERED

PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone

FALLEN COMRADES REMEMBERED

PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone

18/09/2015

‘Always remembered, always in our hearts’

FALLEN COMRADES REMEMBERED

Throughout the country we are sharing our thoughts on 3rd anniversary of the two GMP officers' tragic deaths.

 

Greater Manchester Police have tweeted a tribute to them to mark the date.

 

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BLUE LIGHT INFOLINE

A dedicated service for officers and their families

BLUE LIGHT INFOLINE

A dedicated service for officers and their families

24/04/2015

Mind, the charity for mental health, is offering dedicated support and advice…

BLUE LIGHT INFOLINE

The Blue Light Programme has been specially set up to support UK emergency services staff, volunteers and their families.

 

We know that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. But Mind's independent research shows that the estimated quarter of a million people who work and volunteer in the emergency services are even more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population, but are less likely to get support.

 

To get advice and help or simply to find out more...

 

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POLICE PENSIONS SCHEME 2015

Guidance received from The Home Office

POLICE PENSIONS SCHEME 2015

Guidance received from The Home Office

18/03/2015

With the 2015 Pension Scheme in effect from April 1, the Home Office has issued a Members’ Guide…

POLICE PENSIONS SCHEME 2015

In response to the Guide from the Home Office, the Fed has now produced an initial FAQs document in order to help our members understand and assess the new scheme in relation to their personal situation.

 

We expect that the FAQs will need to be supplemented with additional information over the coming months.

 

You can read the Guide and the FAQs here.

 

 

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Pay Scale Changes Information

Pay Scale Changes Information

01/05/2014

What about constables on pay points 0, 1 or 2?

Pay Scale Changes Information

FAQs – Home Office circular 006/2014
Relating to the amendments to determinations under the Police Regulations 2003 published on 1 April 2014

 

What happens to reckonable service accrued before the suspension of incremental progression?
Reckonable service accrued before the suspension period will count towards progression afterwards.

 

What about constables on pay points 0, 1 or 2?
The first three increments for officers on the constables' scale were exempt from the two-year suspension of incremental progression from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2014.

 

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