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PFEW Pension Compensation Claim

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The Police Federation of England & Wales launched a compensation claim against the Government on behalf of members who were victims of discrimination and suffered any ‘injury to feeling’ as a result of the changes to members’ pensions by the introduction of the 2015 scheme. FAQs on eligibility can be found here. 

The Government has stated it will put right the pension losses suffered. The purpose of this claim is to ensure those who have not already submitted a claim in respect of the pension discrimination are also considered for any compensation the court considers appropriate for the distress caused by the discriminatory changes.

The claim is being handled on our behalf by the leading UK and international law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper.

Penningtons Manches Cooper, submitted our pension compensation claim on behalf of members in December 2020 for discrimination arising from the transitional provisions of the Police Pension Regulations 2015. 

Our second claim was submitted by Penningtons Manches Cooper on behalf of members in April 2021.

As a result of practical issues associated with the pandemic, the Tribunal is yet to serve our claims to Chief Constables and the Home Secretary, who will have an opportunity to respond.

What happens next?

  1. If your application has met the eligibility criteria you can expect to receive an invite from Penningtons to sign up to an extranet site called “PFEW Pensions Compensation Claim”.
  2. The invitation will be sent from Charlene Robertson at Penningtons noreply-pennington@highq.com.  Please be assured that this invitation is legitimate, and we would ask that you click the link and activate your account accordingly.  Please ensure you check your spam/junk folder regularly.
  3. Penningtons have set up an extranet site to provide eligible members with updates and information on the claim as it progresses.  However, as it will take some time for the Government to remedy the discriminatory effects of the transitional provisions of the Police Pension Regulations 2015 and the pace of progress of the PFEW claim is likely to be slow.  
  4. If you have been notified by email that your application is eligible and you have not received an invite from Penningtons please let us know.
  1. If your application has not met the PFEW eligibility criteria you will be informed accordingly. 

Should you have any queries relating to this claim please direct them to pensionclaim@polfed.org.

Find out more about the differences in the pension schemes here.

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