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The latest advice on the legal challenge to the CARE Pension Scheme
The PFEW has now circulated the attached document to try to answer some of the queries on the legal challenge being proposed against the CARE Pension Scheme. It reiterates that the PFEW will not fund a challenge at this time and, importantly, highlights some of the caveats you need to consider if wondering on which course of action you should take.
If you're viewing this from a non-police computer you can now see a podcast by the National PFEW General Secretary on frequent questions asked about the current pension issues. Click here to view the podcast
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.
Limited Duties - What does it mean?
The new process should help to ensure a consistent approach to allocating officers to limited duties. Forces do, though, have discretion as to how they implement this process but they will need to ensure that each officer is assessed individually on a case by case basis, balancing the needs of the individual and the needs of the force.
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.
- 2 October 2015
- 6 November 2015
- 4 December 2015
SWP Federation's Football Tickets
REGISTER AT http://swpf.org/football/
The South Wales Federation has again purchased 2 season tickets for both Swansea City FC and Cardiff City FC. These tickets will be made available for every game of the season and will be offered intially to those who have a serious welfare consideration. If you have such a consideration, or know someone who has, please submit the details of the circumstances to your divisional rep who will forward them to the office for consideration.
Where no such welfare consideration has been submitted, the tickets will be subject to a draw from those who have registered an interest in attending that particular game. You can register your interest in attending individual games on our dedicated football site at http://swpf.org/football/
Only serving South Wales officers are eligible to register.
Please register only for those games that you will be able to attend. Registering for games on days which you are not available simply causes undue bureaucracy and wastes time. Please don't register for the same game more than once as duplicate entries will be deleted.
The draws will take place around 2 weeks prior to the respective game and the winners will be informed accordingly. Therefore, please include an accurate email address/mobile number so that we can quickly contact you.
The first home game for Swansea is against Newcastle on 15 August and the first home game for Cardiff is against Fulham on 8 August.
REGISTER AT http://swpf.org/football/
Great deals on Alt-Berg Boots
To view the latest deals for Federation members on Alt-Berg boots, visit their dedicated federation site by clicking here. You can obtain the password required from the forum (under Member Services) or by ringing the office on 59-762.
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£25 off at Bluestone National Park Resort
You can now get a £25 discount at Bluestone National Park Resort by visiting our dedicated Bluestone web site. Click this link for more information: www.bluestonewales.com/southwalespolice
Cuts Have Consequences
South Wales Police has over 500 police officers less than in 2007
For a period of 3 weeks from 6th April 2015, the South Wales Police Federation will be displaying banners on the rears of 120 local buses in the South Wales Police area. These banners are intended to highlight the fact that, due to budget cuts which will total £70m by 2019 in South Wales alone and which have resulted in the loss of 502 officers since 2007, the face of British policing is now irrevocably changing. The police will need to prioritise their actions and, in an age when digital crime, on-line fraud and counter-terrorism is consuming so much more police time than ever before, the public should be aware that cuts have consequences.