Statement on behalf of GovernmentDear colleagues
Some of you will be aware that the Treasury has today laid a written statement on behalf of the Government in respect of the Judges' and Firefighters' Pensions. The statement, which can be seen here, makes clear that the Government will apply an industrial remedy to the discrimination found by the Employment Appeal Tribunal. That means that the remedy will apply to every affected worker in the public sector pension schemes, including police officers.
What we do not know is exactly what the remedy will be and what it means for our members, so while many will have further questions about this, we are not in a position to answer those until such time as we have heard what the resolution may be and we expect those discussions to be protracted.
The importance of fair and just pensions for police officers - who sacrifice so much during their working careers to serve and protect the public - cannot be overstated and this issue needs to be resolved as soon as possible, but we do not anticipate this will be a simple fix.
A statement to this effect will be posted on our website shortly and we will not be making further public comment at this time.
Alex and John