The South Wales Police Federation has taken the opportunity to celebrate the fact that we now have 2 football teams in the Premiership for the first time by working with both Cardiff City FC and Swansea City FC to obtain 2 season tickets for each club. Click here for more
2014 Availability Now Added
Swansea v Newcastle (04/12/13): PC 4362 Andrew Price (Draw)
Cardiff v Arsenal (30/11/13): PC 5251 Jon Barton (Welfare)
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Independent Police Commission Report: Federation responseYou can view the full report here
Responding to the news regarding Lord Stevens's Independent Commission into Policing, Steve White, Vice-Chair, Police Federation of England and Wales, says:
“Policing is a vocation. Police officers sign up because they care about safety in their local communities. Whilst recent headlines have had an impact on the reputation of the service the report rightly recognises there is still a strong affection held by the public for the police. It is this relationship which must remain at the heart of any reform programme.
EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL - W v COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS
The purpose of this circular is to update JBBs regarding a recent Employment Tribunal decision, supported by the Constables’ Central Committee, on the overlap between police disciplinary issues and forces’ obligations under disability discrimination legislation.
Whilst the following decision does not strictly bind other Employment Tribunals, it is considered to be a well-reasoned judgment and could be of benefit to other officers in similar situations.
In the case of W v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (ET Case Number 2201961/2012), the Employment Tribunal found that the MPS’ Professional Standards Department (“PSD”) discriminated against a disabled constable, when she was subjected to gross misconduct proceedings after an incident at work.
Updates on the following can be found here:
- Maternity Pay
- Adoption Leave
- Parental Leave
- Pay on Promotion
- Travelling time for officers on mutual aid
Latest updates on the new pension scheme
The Home Office has now provided some further information about pension reform. Home Office Circular 14/2013 sets out the Government’s final position on some of the detail, including further information about how transitional arrangements will apply:
PFEW RESPONSE TO HOME OFFICE PENSIONS CIRCULAR (HOC 14/2013)
Following the review of all public service pensions carried out by Lord Hutton, the Home Secretary announced the Government’s position on the long term reform of police pensions on 4th September 2012 when she published the Reform Design Framework for the 2015 Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) police pension scheme.
That framework set out the main elements of the new scheme and transitional arrangements. Since that date discussions about the detail of the scheme and the transitional arrangements have continued at the Police Negotiating Board. Today, the Home Office has published a circular (Home Office Circular 14/2013) setting out some further information about pension reform. While discussions will continue for some time on unresolved matters, the circular sets out the Government’s final position on some of the detail, including further information about how transitional arrangements will apply.
Pensions are a central part of police officers’ terms and conditions and a matter of the utmost concern to our members. We have not welcomed and do not welcome pension reform, but we have sought to ensure that the position on the detail is as beneficial to members as possible. There are aspects of the detail in the Circular which provide some reassurance to some members, and which we welcome, including:
- confirmation that pensionable service transferred into the police schemes from other employments will reckon in the same way as ordinary pensionable service for the purposes of assessing eligibility to full transitional protection and tapering protection;
- agreement that part-time service will count as if full-time for the purposes of assessing eligibility to full transitional protection and tapering protection;
- agreement that part-time service will benefit from weighted accrual for those who transfer to the 2015 CARE scheme with service in the Police Pension Scheme (PPS) 1987; and
- confirmation that members will still be able to commute their PPS 1987 pensions using the rules which apply to the PPS 1987 scheme.
In relation to legal challenges, it is now clear, following the Public Services Pensions Act 2013, that, as we expected, the Government has avoided the protections contained in section 2 Police Pensions Act 1976. That means that no legal challenge under section 2 is available.
In terms of the detail, we continue to monitor the legal position. The new scheme and transitional arrangements must be legally compliant. We are pressing to ensure that they are legally compliant, and if in the future they are not and members have claims which are likely to succeed, we will support them.
We remain committed to ensuring that our representatives and members have as much information as possible to enable them to understand the implications of the changes that have been announced and have produced a further FAQ document dealing with the Home Office Circular which is available here
Roads Ahead Newsletter
Welcome to the latest edition of Roads Ahead within which we have contributions from members of the PFEW Roads Policing Group and from specialists outside of the Federation that share our passion for roads policing and public safety.
Appeal on behalf of Ceri Jones running the London Marathon in 2014
Hi all. I'm running the London Marathon in April 2014 for the National Autistic Society. I have to raise £1800 for the charity to participate in the event, so I'm starting early. I'm running the event with a close friend whose son is autistic.
Below is the link to prove that I'm running it for a charity and good cause http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/Cerijones2014.
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Matrimonial Surgeries with Howells Solicitors
New dates have now been secured for our free surgeries with Howells Solicitors. If you have any matrimonial issues that you'd like to discuss in a confidential setting, contact the office to make an appointment.
- 9th December (9am to 12 noon)
- 6th January 2014
- 7th February 2014
- 7th March 2014
- 4th April 2014
- 2nd May 2014
- 6th June 2014
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