At the 2018 Police Federation annual conference held on 23 May the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid, announced that he would conduct a review of front-line policing. Sponsored by the Minister of State for Police and the Fire Service, the front-line review will provide police officers and staff throughout England and Wales with the opportunity to share their ideas for change and improvement in policing.
The Bill makes it an aggravating factor to assault or sexually assault a police officer or any other member of the emergency services, punishable by up to 12 months in prison. While we would like to see the maximum sentence raised further, we are pleased that the Bill sends a clear signal that assaults against blue light responders will not be tolerated.
Initial findings from the public pension schemes four-yearly valuation review indicate that the cost cap has been breached. HM Treasury, who are undertaking the valuation, have announced that they will be consulting with representatives of those involved with the schemes on the next steps.
The Federation has been monitoring progress in the respective Employment Tribunals and subsequent appeals for both firefighters and judges about the transitional arrangements relating to their new Career-Average Revalued Earnings pension schemes which came into effect on 1 April 2015.
Police Sport South Wales will be running another Parkrun initiative in January. Not only might this help with your New Year’s resolutions but it will give you another chance to raise money for good causes without putting your hands in your pockets.
We have received a number of queries following the announcement on the 2nd October that Monarch Airways have ceased trading and entered administration.
We have been in touch with insurers and the below is advice and guidance should you receive any queries from members regarding travel cover as part of the
An open letter demanding answers from Government on the derisory pay award for police officers has been published by those representing rank and file officers from across the country.
Steve Trigg, chair of South Wales Police Federation, said: “Our members are angry and forces have been put in an impossible situation. We feel the government has not been truthful and honest about the pay award given to officers, and that is insulting’
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We are receiving lots of queries in relation to what officers can claim in relation to the Champions league and I am hoping that what I have put together is helpful to you.
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