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Increased limits - spending money in Greece

General advice from travel organisations is to take more cash when holidaying in Greece in the event of it becoming difficult to access money from ATMs, banks and exchanges. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recommends taking more than one type of payment method abroad so holidaymakers should be taking adequate cash along with other types of payment method – debit, credit and pre-paid cards.

Increased cover

So, we’ve temporarily doubled the limit for cash which is lost or stolen while on holiday up to £600 per adult for your customers, who have a standard travel insurance policy and are heading to Greece on or before 30 September, 2015. It’s an automatic increase to the cover so you or your customers don’t have to do anything.

The limit for theft or loss of cash for under 16’s is £100. This means that a family of four (two adults and two children) are now covered for up to £1,400 personal money – an extra £600. Please let your customers know about these changes.

“We want to make sure that our customers who are travelling to Greece and are planning to take more cash, feel confident it’s covered if it were lost or stolen. We’d encourage customers to consider taking smaller denominations, splitting money between travellers, and keeping it in safety deposit boxes to avoid carrying too much around.” Kate Niven, Travel Underwriting Manager for Aviva

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact your usual personal lines underwriter.

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PENSIONS OMBUDSMAN’S DETERMINATION ON COMMUTATION + Q & A for Administrators

A recent determination by the Pensions Ombudsman on commutation factors may have implications for police officers who retired from 1 December 2001 to 30 November 2006.

This circular provides the background to a complaint, by a retired firefighter, to the Pensions Ombudsman of maladministration against the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) in respect of commutation factors. It also highlights the main points from the Pension Ombudsman’s determination, which upheld the member’s complaint, and explains the next steps in the process.

We have now also included a Q & A produced for scheme administrators

Click here to read more......

Support the National Police Memorial Day

Dear colleague,

As you know, NPMD is a charitable organisation who relies solely on donations in order to provide the day of national remembrance many of you attend to pay our respects to our fallen colleagues and their families.

As highlighted at conference, Andy Fittes and I are running the Bristol 10k in 2 weeks time to raise money for this worthy cause.

Please follow the link below and consider a donation either personally or from your boards. Please also feel free to forward the link to your members and senior officers, to whom I will also be writing asking for support.

Many thanks in advance,
Steve

Click here to support this great cause

Steve White FCMI
Chairman Police Federation of England and Wales

Keynote Speeches given to Conference

You can now read the full keynote speeches given to the PFEW National Conference by both Steve White, Chair of the PFEW (pictured), and Theresa May, Home Secretary.

Click here to read the keynote speech of Steve White

Click here to read the keynote speech of Theresa May

Stop Search Newsletter May 2015

This is the latest newsletter from the College of Policing on stop/search powers. Click here to read more....

Motor Source Group Offers

Updated for May 2015


See the latest offers from the Motor Source Group for the following makes:

You can visit the Motor Source Group web site here

Get a free will from Slater & Gordon Lawyers, formerly Russell Jones & Walker

If you're a member of the Police Federation and don't yet have a will, click here to get one for nothing. Just register and then insert the voucher code DYF999 in voucher area of the purchase page

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Join the Campaign Against Living Miserably community

CALM, the campaign against living miserably, offers men support and information when they’re down or in crisis at www.thecalmzone.net. We exist to prevent suicide, the single biggest killer of men aged between 20 and 45 in the UK. Latest figures show that 78% of all UK suicides were male.

A group of us from Team 2 MCU will be attempting the British 3 Peaks Challenge on 25th and 26th June 2015. This will be a year since Charlie died, and we wanted to do something to remember him. As he loved 'the great outdoors' we feel this is a fitting tribute to him.  And also we would like to help other people like him, to hopefully find an alternative to the sad route Charlie found himself on.

Click here to view the JustGiving web site address for this worthy cause

Click here to view the YouTube video by Professor Green

Personal Taxation Service

During the last 20 years, the team at Personal Taxation Services have reviewed millions of tax codes for UK tax payers and helped recover over £112 million in overpaid tax. 

Over 1 in 3 people who complete the tax code review service receive money back from HMRC because Personal Taxation Services found their clients had been allocated an incorrect tax code at some time in the past 4 years.

Apply now for your tax code review and see if you could get money back:  www.ptstax.co.uk

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