Police Federation

Pensions Challenge Update

28 October 2019

Following a case management hearing in London today, the seven staff associations who represent police officers throughout the United Kingdom have been granted interested party status to the Employment Tribunal tasked with determining the remedy to the discrimination caused by the transitional protections introduced in the CARE 2015 pension scheme. The Tribunal will decide on the appropriate remedy for claimants and consider whether any compensation should be awarded.

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.

Those members who are not claimants but have also been subject of the discrimination will have that rectified without needing to lodge a claim. Outside the hearing the government has confirmed to PFEW this will be its position.

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