Joint statement from the Chairman of the Police Federation of England & Wales and the President of the Superintendents' association of England & Wales.
On Tuesday 8 March 2011, Tom Winsor delivered the first part of his review to reduce police officers’ pay and conditions of service.
Lord Hutton has published his final report on public service pension provision in which he set out his recommendations to the Government on pension arrangements. Download the full report here:
Responding to today's Winsor Report, Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, says:
West Midlands Police Federation are heading to Westminster on Wednesday 9th March to speak with local MP's and MP's from the surrounding regions.
Please find below the National Police Federation's press release issued to the media today (also below copy on this taken from the BBC website). Theresa May's full speech can also be found below. Simon Reed is at Millbank doing back to back interviews on this with Sky and BBC and a number of press and radio interviews.
According to research carried out by the West Midlands Police Federation changes made to restructure the force under programme Paragon and the Coalition Governments policies on policing are having a serious effect on the morale of police officers.
Police Officers pay 11% of their wages to their 30-year pension scheme. This scheme was replaced by a thirty-five year scheme in 2006 where officers pay 9.5%. This is the highest contribution in the public sector.
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