29 October 2019
The seven staff associations which represent police officers in the UK were yesterday granted interested party status to the Employment Tribunal that will determine the remedy to the discrimination caused by the transitional protections introduced in the CARE 2015 police pension scheme.
They believe this status, granted at a case management hearing in London, will help ensure the remedy does not inadvertently cause further uncertainty or difficulty in the future.
The Home Office again confirmed yesterday that the remedy for claimants will be applied for all members who were discriminated against as a result of the transitional arrangements. It is for the tribunal to decide what, if any, compensation it will award. It will hear the evidence in respect of that during 2020.
Alex Duncan, national secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “Collectively we, the staff associations for police officers throughout the UK, have a responsibility to represent the different pensions groups within our membership and we are seeking to represent the interests of all members by making certain they are treated fairly and in accordance with the law. We feel it is important that their respective positions are also considered when arriving at the best remedy.”