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Police Pensions meeting with the Police Minister

Dear Colleagues

This afternoon the Chairman and I, together with representatives from the Police Superintendents Association and Chief Police Officers Staff Association attended a meeting with the Police Minister to discuss police pensions.

As a result of the discussion that took place the Minister has provided the message below and asked that I circulate it to our members.

I will keep you informed of any further developments.


Ian Rennie
General Secretary
Police Federation of E&W

Please see the message below from the Minister, as agreed at your meeting this afternoon:

'Thank you all for a constructive discussion this afternoon on police pensions. I found it very helpful to hear from you directly about the pensions reform issues which are concerning you and your members.

I would like to reiterate my key response at today's meeting: that the Government is committed to the principles of fairness and consistency in the treatment of public servants who are facing the prospect of pensions reform. It will be important that proposals for reform of police pensions show an even-handed approach in comparison with workers across the public services. Future discussions in the Police Negotiating Board should focus on the detail of how to achieve this.

You emphasised the importance of giving clarity to officers about the timescales and process for reform moving forward, and I understand this. I therefore committed to write to you shortly to set these out in more detail.'

Kind regards,


Christina Bankes
Private Secretary to Rt Hon. Nick Herbert
Home Office

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