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  • Our Federation friends, in South Yorkshire decided to get independent legal advice, on top of what the National Federation had gained, the purpose to see if the initial advice was still current and correct. To do this South Yorkshire Police Federation identified an officer who was directly affected by the changes and engaged the service of Wilford Smith Solicitors, totally independent of any Federation member service contracts. Dermot Hughes, a Barrister and David Lock QC, (David Lock is one of the best in his field with regards to pensions) looked into the case. Relevant questions were highlighted, that many of you have asked around this subject.

    Posted In Pension Tagged Pensions, Tom Cuddeford

  • MPs scrutinised the government’s proposals over police pensions following a groundswell of anger from police officers about the impact of the cuts.

    Posted In Pension Tagged Pensions, Parliament, Keith Vaz

  • Know your facts on industrial rights

    Posted On 27 Nov 2012

    There are no specific ‘industrial rights’ for any worker set out in law, according to Steve Williams, chair elect of the Police Federation in a film released today leading up to the ballot.

    Posted In Tagged Industrial Rights, Ballot, Steve Williams

  • Please find attached copy of the letter sent to all West Midlands MPs, re: commons pension debate for your information, sent on behalf of West Midlands Police Federation members. I have confirmed with Warwickshire, West Mercia and Staffordshire Federations that they have sent similar letters to their local MP's, where some of our own members live.

    Posted In Pension Tagged Pensions, Tom Cuddeford, Keith Vaz

  • The Police Federation is encouraging officers to lobby their MPs as a debate on police pensions is set to take place in Westminster next week which could help ensure their voices are heard. Keith Vaz, chair of the Home Affairs Committee, has tabled the discussion on police pensions for a Westminster Hall debate next Wednesday, November 28, which will enable MPs to speak on the issue and be answered by a government minister responsible for pensions.

    Posted In Pension Tagged Pensions, Keith Vaz, Simon Reed

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    West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones this morning made the following statement on the Business Partnering for Police Programme:

    Posted In Tagged Bob Jones, PCC

  • West Midlands Police Federation chairman Ian Edwards has called on the new police and crime commissioner (PCC) to explain his three priorities for policing. Bob Jones was elected after the first elections for PCCs last Thursday. There was only a 12.3 per cent turn-out in the West Midlands.

    Posted In Tagged Ian Edwards, Bob Jones, PCC

  • Bob Jones has been elected as the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner after the election that took place on Thursday 15th November 2012.

    Posted In Tagged Bob Jones, PCC

  • Police Federation App

    Posted On 9 Nov 2012

    Colleagues, please download the Police Federation App below onto your mobile devices. It will provide you with up to date Federation information, including on going details about the forthcoming vote for Industrial Right's, for all officers early next year.

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  • Mis-selling and Similar Claims - Frequently Asked Questions

    Posted In Pension Tagged Pensions, Legal, Ian Rennie