Ian Edwards, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation, issued the following statement on behalf of Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands Police Federations
“We understand there is a lot of anger and unrest about pensions and we understand your frustration but it is the Government that is changing police pensions not the Police Federation of England and Wales. “Police Pensions are non-negotiable and we engaged in the consultation process because not to do so could have resulted in the Home Secretary imposing a more detrimental pension scheme.
POLICE CUTS HITTING the FRONT-LINE – AND PUTTING PUBLIC AT greater RISK – as yougov poll also REVEALS a low level of trust in theresa may or david cameron to deliver an effective police force. Seven in 10 people surveyed by YouGov this week believe the Government’s cuts to police funding are affecting front-line police services, with nearly half believing that the police service should have been protected from cuts, alongside the NHS and overseas aid spending.
Message from Ian Edwards, West Midlands JBB Chairman regarding Pensions.
People have lost confidence in the Government to keep them safe, a damning poll reveals. Swingeing budget cuts and rising levels of violent crime have left almost two thirds of us with little or no trust in David Cameron or Home Secretary Theresa May to maintain an effective police force.
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Statement from Ian Edwards, JBB Chair, West Midlands Police Federation
To receive the majority support as Chair elect of the Police Federation of England and Wales is indeed a prestigious honour and places an immense degree of expectation on me to fulfil the high standards of leading the organisation in the footsteps of Paul McKeever who has provided extra ordinary dedication, guidance and commitment during his time in office.
Please find attached a statement from Ian Rennie on long term pension reform including clarification on the issue over section 2 of the Police Pension Act (1976).