2012 Christmas Message to the Police Service

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Joint 2012 Christmas Message to the Police Service from the Police Superintendents’ Association, Police Federation, and the Association of Chief Police Officers. In 2012, policing has been tested at every level. From national operations against serious and strategic threats to the public, down to friendly, visible, approachable and responsive policing in local neighbourhoods across the […]

Bramshill to be Sold Off!


The Home Secretary has announced this week that the Police Staff College at Bramshill is to be sold off. Reacting to the announcement Derek Barnett, President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales said; “The Police Staff College at Bramshill is a long established, iconic and internationally renowned centre of policing excellence.  It […]


President Pays Tribute to the NPIA

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President of the PSAEW Derek Barnett, paid tribute to the achievements of the National Policing Improvement Agency at a presentation to the outgoing Chair Peter Holland this week. “Whilst I welcome the creation of the College of Policing, it is right to acknowledge the tremendous achievements and the support that the NPIA has provided to […]

Changes to Annual and Lifetime Allowances

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In his most recent Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced further changes to Annual and Lifetime Allowances in relation to pensions.  These changes will come into effect from April 2014.  The Annual Allowance will be reduced from £50,000 to £40,000 per year and the Lifetime Allowance will be reduced from £1.5m to £1.25m. As a general […]

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PM Faces Questions on Future Direction of Police Service

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The Prime Minister David Cameron appeared before the House of Commons Liaison Committee yesterday (Tuesday 11th December). The Committee is formed specifically to hear evidence from the Prime Minister on matters of public policy, and includes the Chairs of all Select Committees. The Committee has the power to question the Prime Minister on the full […]

PAT Findings on Winsor 2 Recommendations

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The decision of the Police Arbitration Tribunal on the Winsor 2 recommendations has been published today, 6 December 2012.  The report runs to 42 pages and can be accessed by clicking the link below. PAT FINAL Award 06122012 -Full Text Headline features of the report are as follows: The PAT have made ‘no decision’ on […]

Government Launch Alcohol Strategy Consultation


Last week the Government launched a consultation on key issues in its Alcohol Strategy, which was published in March 2012.  The consultation runs for 10 weeks until Wednesday 6 February. The Alcohol Strategy set out a package of measures, including ending the availability of cheap alcohol, ensuring that local areas have the tools they need […]

HAC Publishes Interim Report on IPCC & Hillsborough


On announcing the publication of the interim report which takes place on Monday 10th January, Committee Chair Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP said: “The Home Affairs Select Committee welcomes the proposal to allow the IPCC to investigate the Hillsborough disaster and supports the Government’s intention to fast-track the legislation—justice for the bereaved families must not […]


MPs Debate Police Pensions

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The Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee Keith Vaz chaired a Westminster debate about police pensions on Wednesday 28th November 2012. Derek Barnett President of the PSAEW welcomed the debate saying: “I am pleased that Mr Vaz is highlighting what is a particularly pressing concern for police officers at a time when significant number of […]