13 July 2020
More than 36,000 officers - including almost 600 from Derbyshire - have already applied to join the Police Federation’s group action for compensation after the introduction of the 2015 pension scheme.
The deadline for submitting applications was originally set for this Friday (17 July) but this has now been extended to 31 July to give Federation branches more time to manage the high level of enquiries they are receiving.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) announced in May that it was launching a compensation claim against the Government on behalf of affected members who suffered any ‘injury to feeling’ as a result of the transitional protections afforded to some officers when the 2015 pension scheme was introduced.
The Government has accepted that it must rectify any detriment suffered as a result of those transitional protections. Work is ongoing as to how that remedy will be applied across the whole of the public sector pension schemes, including the police service.
The purpose of the PFEW action is to ensure those who have not already submitted a claim in respect of the discrimination are also considered for any compensation the court considers appropriate for the distress caused by the transitional protections.
Contact Derbyshire Police Federation secretary Kirsty Bunn to find out more.