2015 CARE Scheme Member Guide
You can now download the full 2015 member guide on the new CARE Pension Scheme.
This document gives detailed information on the new scheme and you can now see how the new scheme operates and how it will affect you by clicking here
Latest Update on the CARE Pension Scheme
CARE 2015 pension: timetable
- The Minister signed off the Regulations on Friday 27th February
- The Home Office plans to lay these before Parliament by Thursday 5th March (possibly earlier)
- These will come into effect on 1st April 2015
- The Home Office have said Guidance will be issued in parallel with Regulations: we have asked that it be sent out sooner, to help members
- PFEW will issue a FAQs document on Friday 6th March
- PFEW has instructed Legal Counsel to undertake a review of the new regulations in the context of the consultation process that has taken place and the original legal advice which was obtained in 2012 and 2013.
Transferred in Service and Transitional Arrangements
Update from the General Secretary.
After raising our concern, we have received some positive news from the Home Office today, that affects members who have accrued pension rights relating to other employments before joining the police.
If you are a member who has worked outside the police, then you may be able to transfer in those pension rights to your existing police pension scheme (PPS or NPPS). This may enable you to get transitional protection if you were not entitled to it before, or to get an improved level of transitional protection. This will benefit you financially.
POLICE PENSIONS – TRANSFERS-IN OF SERVICE AND TRANSITIONAL PROTECTION
The purpose of this circular is to set out the position in relation to transfers in to either the 1987 Police Pension Scheme (PPS) or the 2006 New Police Pension Scheme (NPPS) (collectively “the existing police pension schemes”) and the application of transitional protection following the introduction of the new 2015 Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) Police Pension Scheme on 1 April 2015. This circular applies to members who have service in another pension scheme which it may be possible for them to transfer in to one of the existing police pension schemes.
College of Policing analysis:
Estimating demand on the police service
First analysis of national demand on policing published
The first national picture of the breadth and complexity of the work undertaken by the police has been published by the College of Policing today.
The analysis shows the incoming and ongoing work of the police and suggests an increasing amount of police time is directed towards public protection work such as managing high-risk offenders and protecting victims who are at risk and often vulnerable.
These cases are often extremely challenging and rightly require considerable amounts of police resource.
The analysis shows in the past five years the number of police officers has fallen by 11 per cent. On a typical day in a typical force there is approximately one officer on duty for every 1,753 people living in a force area.
The Police Federation Response
Measuring forces on crime statistics alone ‘simplistic’ 23 January 2015
New research into the demands on forces demonstrates ministers should not just judge police officers’ success on the rise or fall in crime statistics alone.
Steve White, chair, Police Federation of England and Wales, said a statistic in today’s College of Policing report that 83 per cent of calls to forces do not concern incidents of crime calls into question government claims that the police should just be measured on efforts to cut crime.
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