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George Burrows - Staffordshire Police Federation Group Insurance Scheme

As you may be aware, the Government announced in the Summer Finance Bill 2015 that the standard rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) is being increased from 6% to 9.5%

Not all elements of the Group Insurance Scheme are affected

Please see the below document for more information:

Staffordshire Police Federation Group Insurance Scheme (PDF)

Petition to grant Police widows pensions for life

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

Remit letter for the Police Remuneration Review Body

Please follow the link below to view a letter to the Chair of the Police Remuneration Review Body from The RT Hon Theresa May MP with regards to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) Remit.

Police Home Secretary Remit Letter (PDF)

Police Federation Independent Review Update

We have got to change, says chairman welcoming independent review report.

The Police Federation is in need of fundamental reform to enable it to improve significantly, according to the findings of an independent review. The 84-page report, published on Monday 20 January, makes 36 recommendations for reform set around three key themes: trust, professionalism and unity. The recommendations will be discussed at the Police Federation conference in Bournemouth in May.

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Police Federation Independent Review

An independent review of the Police Federation has now been released by the RSA.

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