22 May 2020
The Police Federation has published an updated set of pensions FAQs.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) announced last Friday 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 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 police.
The purpose of this claim 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.
The Group Action is being handled on PFEW’s behalf by the leading UK and international law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper.