PENSION CHALLENGES RESPONSE

New statement and update

PENSION CHALLENGES RESPONSE

New statement and update

06/08/2015

Currently there is no change in the PFEW position…

PENSION CHALLENGES RESPONSE

Dear Colleagues

 

We are aware of the campaign being run by a group of officers, which has been taken up by a firm of solicitors, relating to the CARE pension scheme and it is of course a matter for officers to decide what is right for them.


However as it currently stands all the extensive legal advice we have had to date has stated that there is not a challenge to the CARE scheme. We are of course aware of the current action by judges and the Fire Brigades’ Union – albeit they are different schemes to ours – and we will continue to monitor these as they progress, acting appropriately upon any outcome and what that may mean for us. But as it stands there is no change to our current position.


We have updated the pensions web page to reflect this, which you can see here.


Andy Fittes
General Secretary PFEW

 

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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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THERESA MAY KEYNOTE SPEECH

Make our society safer

THERESA MAY KEYNOTE SPEECH

Make our society safer

20/05/2015

Conference 2015 keynote speech by the Home Secretary

THERESA MAY KEYNOTE SPEECH

So I want to begin by thanking everyone in this hall –
and every officer the Police Federation represents –
for the dedication and spirit of public service you show in your jobs every day.

 

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FIRST ‘WOMEN IN POLICING’ AWARD

to PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone

FIRST ‘WOMEN IN POLICING’ AWARD

to PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone

21/05/2015

New annual Award posthumously given to two murdered PCs from Greater Manchester

FIRST ‘WOMEN IN POLICING’ AWARD

The '100 Years of Women in Policing' conference session closed with the posthumous award  being received by Fiona’s father, Paul Bone and sister Vicky; and Nicola’s father, Bryn Hughes.

 

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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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