November 2015 issue of POLICE published

The November 2015 issue of Police, the Police Federation magazine, has been issued and is available on the web. (See link) This edition features 20th Police Bravery Awards,showcasing the ‘Bravest of the Brave’. Other articles look at the challenge to the 2015 police pension scheme, compulsory severance being put on ice by police chiefs, the impact of cuts to detectives and where are the relentless cuts to police services taking us.

Met Federation donates £5,000 to PC David Phillips Fund

The Metropolitan Police Federation is to donate £5,000 to the memorial fund in honour of Merseyside PC David Phillips. PC Phillips died in the early hours of Monday 5 October after being struck by a van while attempting to deploy a stinger device to puncture its wheels. He was taken to hospital, but died a short time later. A fund has since been set up in his name and has so far raised more than £200,000. John Tully, Metropolitan Police Federation Chairman, said: “Following the tragic news of the death of our Merseyside colleague PC David Phillips, the Metropolitan Police Federation has arranged for a charitable donation to be made to the Merseyside Police Federation Charitable Trust in David’s name. “The… Read More…

Police Pension Scheme 2015 – the legal position

Throughout the pension reform process the Police Federation has listened to the views and concerns of members and the Pension Challenge group, and we have taken advice from its lawyers and from leading counsel about the legality of the Government’s changes. The following link leads to the PFEW website providing details relating to the introduction of the Police Pension Scheme 2015. (PFEW link)

Silver Bulletin

Due to the current workload within the IBB offices the March edition of the Silver Bulletin has not been able to be produced. This is only a temporary measure and the intention is to publish a new edition as soon as practicable. In the meantime members are encouraged to visit the new Metropolitan Police Federation and PFEW websites for the latest Federation news.

‘Silver Bulletin’ December 2014 Edition – Now Online

The December 2014 edition of the Silver Bulletin has been published. It contains a message from the new Chair of the IBB, Gill Barratt, and articles on Non-Firearm Post Incident Procedures, Conditions of Service and Federation services This edition has been electronically distributed to all of our reps. If you haven’t yet seen a copy you can download a PDF version on the following link: Click to download a copy of the December 2014 edition of the Silver Bulletin (No.31) Previous issues of the Silver Bulletin are available on the below links. September 2014 June 2014 March 2014 December 2013 September 2013 June 2013 March 2013 December 2012 September 2012 January 2012 December 2011 August 2011 May 2011 April 2011… Read More…

Kate Hall’s petition to save police widows’ pensions

Please could we bring to your attention the below link, which includes a petition to grant police officer widows and widowers the right to retain the police pension provided to them through the death of their spouse, in the event they should choose eventually to either remarry or cohabitate.  The Police Federation of England & Wales is working towards achieving this change to the 1987 Police Pension Regulations. PSNI has already made this change for their widows and widowers. Currently 71,550 people have signed the petition, so if we can achieve over 100,000 signatures on the petition, set up by West Midlands Police widow Kate Hall, then that would be a fantastic platform for us to work from and could… Read More…

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