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Our pension page
This is where you can download the information on the 2015 CARE Pension Scheme including the full Regulations relating to its implementation, the member guide on its structure and the PFEW FAQ on how it will be implemented and affect you. There are also other documents which answer some of your questions including a FAQ on the issue of mis-selling and other documents originally released by the Home Office back in 2012.
Pay Progression and your PDR
From 1 April this year sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors will need to have a satisfactory PDR before receiving their next incremental pay rise. This will apply to constables from 1 April 2016. The following has been received today from the Home Office.
To: All Chief Constables and Local Policing Bodies
Home Office Circular 006/2015 has been published on the GOV.UK website.
This publishes amendments to Annex F of the Secretary of State’s determinations under the Police Regulations 2003 to implement the 2014 Police Negotiating Board agreement published in PNB Circular 2013/14 (Revised) in relation to linking link police officer pay progression to Performance Development Review (PDR) grading.
The relevant amendments to Annex F are attached to this circular. These should be read in conjunction with College of Policing guidance on the new PDR standards, which is published on their website.
The effective date of these changes is 1 April 2015 unless otherwise stated.
Police Pay & Conditions
The latest edition of our magazine is now available on-line with content including our FAQ on the new pension scheme and an uplifting article by PS Mark Scurlock on his battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. There's also information on the Group Insurance Scheme and an update from the Constables' and Sergeants' Branch Boards. Click here to download the magazine
Win a Kindle Fire with Philip Williams Insurance
Philip Williams Insurance is seeking views on the South Wales group insurance scheme and has compiled a short survey which won't take more than a couple of minutes to complete. This can then be used in future to inform the debate into our insurance service provision and the level of cover we provide.
Those who complete the survey will be entered into a draw to win a fantastic Kindle Fire so please take just 2 minutes of your time and give us some feedback on the insurance and your experiences in using it.
Hughes Guide to the Law - £1 goes to CoPS for each guide sold to our officers
Currently retailing at £30.00 including VAT per annum for private customers, purchase it through your Federation for £4.80 per annum.
The best on/off line legal guide for frontline officers for £4.80 per annum including VAT.
The SWP Federation will donate £1 to the charity Care of Police Survivors for each guide sold to South Wales Officers so get a great guide and support a great cause!
The 2015 Travel Insurance is now Available
The latest travel insurance policy has now been uploaded and is available on our insurance page
You can also view a copy of the scheme benefits which contains details of the benefits available to you such as motor breakdown cover, mobile phone cover, life cover, on-duty assault benefit (for assaults with sharp instruments/firearms), home emergency cover etc
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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.
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Changes to the Philip Williams Bupa Scheme
The annual pricing review for the PW Bupa Healthcare Scheme has now been completed. The good news is that significant growth in scheme numbers during the past 12 months has enabled us to negotiate a good deal with Bupa, which has kept monthly subscription increases to an absolute minimum and below the level of medical inflation, whilst still providing the most comprehensive and affordable healthcare product in the Police market.
The new premiums are listed on the attached Rating Table and will apply with effect from 1st December 2014, dependent upon age band on this date.
You may not be aware of all the benefits this scheme provides for your members and their families. Here are a few key points:-
- Up to 12 months FREE membership for Student Officers in their 1st Year of service and significantly discounted rates available in Year 2
- First 2 months subscription FREE for any new member joining the scheme
- No waiting lists for musculoskeletal injuries meaning that you can return to work and continue with your training sooner.
- No limit on the number of claims you can make – the number or cost of claims you make will not affect your premium as an individual
- Access to a nationwide network of over 180 Bupa accredited hospitals means that you can choose the one most convenient for you and also at a time of day to suit your lifestyle.
- Full cancer and cardiology cover with no cap on approved treatments, therapies and drugs which may not be available on the NHS.
- Access to Bupa’s Health Line, a 24 hour, 365 days a year health line, staffed by fully qualified Nurses offering guidance and advice on any medical issue totally free of charge.
As NHS funding is under pressure, and there are increasing demands on the service, continued membership of this scheme ensures prompt access to diagnosis and treatment as this could impact future job security and lifestyle.