10 July 2020
The deadline has been extended for the Police Federation of England & Wales’ pension compensation claim.
PFEW’s National Council National Secretary Alex Duncan said: “We have received a hugely positive response to our invitation to members to apply to be part of our Pensions Group Action, with more than 36,000 completed surveys received to date.
“We have received some requests from Branches for an extension to the 17 July deadline to allow them more time to manage the high level of enquiries they are receiving, and additional time for members to complete the application form. Therefore, we have decided to extend the deadline for completion until Friday 31 July 2020.
“The claim is being made 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.”
The Group Action is being handled on PFEW’s behalf by the leading UK and international law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper. Penningtons Manches Cooper will progress the claims upon completion of an online questionnaire.