Independent Police Arbitration Tribunal – 30th October

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The Staff Side appeared before the Police Arbitration Tribunal again on Tuesday 30th October. Following our earlier appearance on 18th October the Staff Side presented its case on the following recommendations contained in the Winsor II Report in respect of which it registered a ‘failure to agree’ at July’s PNB meeting. It has taken over […]

The Annual Allowance Tax Charge – Don’t Get Caught Out!

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The Annual Allowance tax charge, which was revised in 2011, can give rise to members facing a tax bill if they undertake temporary or permanent promotion to the rank of ACC.  In some cases this tax charge can be substantial.  In essence a charge becomes payable if the size of a person’s pension ‘pot’ exceeds […]

Pay Review Body Consultation

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The Government have announced a 4 week consultation period to scope how the transition from the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) to a Pay Review Body (PRB) should be made and to consider the details of the proposals for the PRB, including the terms of reference, membership and processes around it. Winsor 2 recommended that police […]

College of Policing CEO Announced

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In a written Ministerial Statement the Home Secretary has today announced that the new Chief Executive of the College of Policing is to be the Chief Constable of Hampshire, Alex Marshall. The College of Policing will be created form 1 December 2012 and Mr Marshall is expected to take up his new position in early 2013. […]

Tough and Intelligent


The historic and hushed halls of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in Whitehall today hosted an event organised by the conservative think tank Centre for Social Justice. The Prime Minister David Cameron gave what was billed as his first major speech on crime and criminal justice since taking office in 2010, and outlined what he […]


Time’s Up for Tom Moran!

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On Monday, 8th October, Derek Barnett and Tim Jackson ventured across to Yorkshire to meet up with recently retired Tom Moran. Although he stepped down from being the Association’s Professional Standards Co-ordinator back in July, Tom did not formally retire until the beginning of September. Derek and Tim were keen to mark this occasion with […]

President Comments on “Difficult Decisions”

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In response to concerns raised about the suspension of a senior detective from Wiltshire Constabulary, President Derek Barnett said that the officer was receiving support from the Association. He also added that senior officers have difficult decisions to make in fast moving investigations where the safety of the victim is paramount. “Sometimes senior officers are […]

Police Arbitration Tribunal Hearing Goes into Extra Time

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The independent Police Arbitration Tribunal met on the 18 October to hear those matters contained in the Winsor 2 Report where a ‘failure to agree’ was registered at the Police Negotiating Board meeting held in Cardiff on 24 July 2012. The Police Arbitration Tribunal Hearing did not reach a conclusion as there are matters still […]

Outstanding Acts of Courage Celebrated


The National Police Bravery Awards organised by the Police Federation and sponsored by Police Mutual took place in London last night. Earlier in the day the fifty two brave police officers nominated  by their forces went to Number Ten Downing Street to be received by the Home Secretary Theresa May. During the evening the Prime […]

Hillsborough Independent Panel’s Report

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the Director of Public Prosecutions have announced they will both investigate possible crimes committed by the police. Criminal charges could be brought against serving and former police officers over their role in the Hillsborough disaster. Following the announcements, Chief Superintendent Derek Barnett said, “Today’s announcements by the IPCC and […]

PSAEW Presidential Team at the Party Conferences

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Over the last three weeks, the leadership of the Police Service came together, jointly hosting ‘The Policing Fringe’ at the three party political conferences. Derek Barnett, President and Irene Curtis, President Elect of the PSAEW were joined by the Chairman of the Police Federation Paul McKeever and Sir Hugh Orde, President of ACPO in Brighton, […]

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Funeral of PC Fiona Bone

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PSAEW President Derek Barnett represented the Association at the funeral of PC Fiona Bone held at Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 4th October 2012.  Fiona was murdered two weeks earlier whilst attending a routine call with her colleague PC Nicola Hughes.  Nicola’s funeral was held on the 3rd October 2012. Speaking at Fiona’s funeral today Derek said: […]

Funeral of Constable Nicola Hughes

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On Wednesday 3rd October 2012 PSAEW President Derek Barnett represented the Association at the funeral in Manchester of PC Nicola Hughes, the Greater Manchester Police Officer who was murdered two weeks earlier whilst attending a routine call with her colleague PC Fiona Bone. Speaking at Nicola’s funeral, Derek said: “Today has been a time for […]

Motor Vehicle Allowances


In accordance with the revised Regulations and Determinations introduced following the recommendation of the Police Arbitration Tribunal, the following rates apply from 1st April 2012. Essential Users 451-999cc 1000-1199cc 1200-1450cc Lump sum per annum £846 £963 £1,239 Per mile – first 8,500 miles 36.9p 40.9p 50.5p Per mile – after 8,500 miles 13.7p 14.4p 16.4p […]