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Pensions – Auto Enroloment

Every three years all employers in the UK – including police forces – are obliged to re-enrol workers who have previously opted out back into their pension scheme. The intention behind this is to safeguard pensioners and ensure they are provided for in their old age, and that they don’t overlook the opportunity to build […]

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Annual Conference a ‘huge success’

“An exciting, interesting and all round informative conference”. That’s how the 2017 Police Federation of England and Wales annual conference, held in Birmingham, has been described. Speaking after the two day event, Chair, Steve White, said it had been one of the best conferences yet. “We had a new, shorter, format this year, and I […]

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Conference day 1 – an overview

In case you weren’t able to watch Conference Day 1, here’s what you missed:   Policing minister Brandon Lewis, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and Yvette Cooper, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, all addressed delegates on the first day of the national Police Federation conference at the ICC in Birmingham.     While […]

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Assaults: Protect The Protectors

Protecting our members against assaults and campaigning for the courts to impose harsher and more consistent sentences to those convicted of assaulting police officers are national priorities. We are campaigning for: a change in legislation tougher sentences better training and access to equipment more accurate data on police assaults improved welfare support. Unfortunately, but perhaps […]

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Police service ‘still haemorrhaging officers’

Police Federation response to latest Home Office Police Workforce statistics The police service is continuing to haemorrhage officers warns the Police Federation, as the latest figures show an alarming drop of nearly 21,500 officers since 2009. Steve White, chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “This is a wake-up call. The number […]

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Pensions – Auto-enrolment

Auto-enrolment – what is it?   Every three years all employers in the UK – including police forces –  are obliged  to re-enrol workers who have previously opted out back into their pension scheme. The intention behind this is to safeguard pensioners and ensure they are provided for in their old age, and don’t overlook […]

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Increase in Insurance Premium Tax

As you may be aware, the Government announced recently that the standard rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) will be increased from 9.5% to 10.0%. Due to this, monthly premiums to the Federation Group Insurance Scheme will increase with effect from 1st October 2016. Serving Officer’s/Police Staff premium will now be £17.30 – a 2p increase, and […]

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