Petition to grant Police widows pensions for life – please sign here

This petition will be delivered to:

Home Secretary
Theresa May MP

Minister for State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims
Rt. Hon. Mike Penning MP

Cathryn Hall was widowed at the age of 24 in 1987.

In 2001 Cathryn was faced with a very difficult decision – to keep her police widows’ pension, or move in with her partner which meant that she would no longer be eligible to receive the widows’ pension.

2006 saw Police Pension Regulations change for new entrants and serving officers eligible to transfer to the new scheme. Should the most awful thing happen, they know that their survivors' benefits are now payable for life, irrespective of whether they remarry or form a new partnership.

But many police widows in England and Wales are forever overshadowed by 1987 Police Pension Regulations – meaning they will not be able to keep their pensions for life should they remarry or cohabit, and not have their pensions reinstated.

If you think that all police widows should keep their pensions for life, please could you sign and share this petition.

Thank You