College Stop Search Project: Update August 2015

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The College of Policing is leading work examining the use of Stop Search powers, working with the National Police Chief lead and with stakeholders and partners from across the criminal justice system, academia, the third sector and people within neighbourhoods. It will ensure that the evidence base on Stop Search is as far as possible […]

With the Best Will in the World

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With the best Will in the World…  The recent case of Ilott v Mitson has made people more aware of the possibility of a disgruntled family member making a claim against their estate once they have died. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (‘the Act’) allows the courts discretion to redistribute a […]

Purchase of Added Pension (AP) for active members of the 2015 Scheme

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Purchase of Added Pension (AP) for active members of the 2015 Scheme. An active member of the 2015 scheme may elect to purchase Added Pension (AP) in accordance with Schedule 3 of the 2015 regulations. This purchase may be made by a lump sum payment or by periodical payments. The Government Actuary’s department has produced […]

Hanson Financial Partners Limited


Hanson Financial Partners Ltd A Chartered Financial Planning Firm providing independent financial advice and independent mortgage advice to thousands of police officers over the years. IFAs for PFEW JCC since 2008. Expert advice in collective investments and ISAs, estate planning, residential mortgages and buy to let mortgages. Specialist advice for landlords with buy to let […]

Memorial Service for C/Supt Andy Rowsell


On the 31st March 2015 Chief Superintendent Andy Rowsell of West Mercia Police suddenly passed away. Andy was the Chair of the West Mercia Branch of the Superintendents’ Association and was the Secretary of the Crime and Justice Business Area of the Association. At the time of Andy’s untimely passing, there was an overwhelming response […]

Regulation A19 appeal – statement from PSAEW

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Following the judgement of the Employment Appeal Tribunal received on 8.7.2015, on the use of Regulation A19, an application for permission to appeal has been lodged with the Court of Appeal. Chief Superintendent Tim Jackson, National Secretary of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, said: “An Employment Tribunal considered all of the issues in […]

PFEW Conference – Police Conduct

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PFEW Conference – “Police Conduct –for the benefit of Policing and the Public” The PFEW are holding their first ever Conduct Conference on 19/20 November 2015 at the Hilton Warwick/Stratford upon Avon Hotel, Warwick.  The Conference is being facilitated by Victor Marshall, PSAEW Professional Standards Co-ordinator and former Police Advisor to the Home Office. At […]

Reshaping Policing for the Public – a national debate

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The police service must change further to meet the needs of the public within a climate of continuing budget pressures and changing crime, according to a group of experts from across the policing spectrum. Association President Irene Curtis and Vice President Gavin Thomas have been part of the National Debate Advisory Group, which has considered the issues surrounding policing in austerity. […]

Inheritance Tax – Election Promises to Become Policies

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Inheritance Tax – Election promises to become policies Members will be aware that we are developing member services and have formed an affinity with a select number of companies whom we consider offer products or services which may be of interest to our members.  These companies advertise on our website and, from time to time, […]

Changes to Lifetime Allowance

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Changes to Lifetime Allowance Factsheet provided by the Home Office Police Pensions’ Unit Further to the special e bulletin which was circulated on Friday 20th March 2015 in relation to the Chancellor’s announcement that LTA would be reduced from £1.25m to £1.0m with effect from 6th April 2016, the Home Office has produced a factsheet […]

Pension Reform

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This article should be read by all those members who will not benefit from ‘full protection’ and will, at some time transfer across to the new Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme, otherwise known as the 2015 scheme.  The other pension schemes are the Police Pension Scheme (PPS or 1987 Scheme) and the New Police […]

Police Mutual – Superintendents’ Pre-Retirement Courses


At Police Mutual we’ll tell you what’s best for you, not what’s best for us! When it comes to providing you with support as you approach retirement we’ve gone further than most. This bespoke course has been designed specifically for Superintendents, is ideally suited to those officers with 12 months or less to retirement and […]

Motor Source Group – Looking For a New Car?

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Looking for a new car?  Great deals for members of the PSAEW from the Motor Source Group         We are delighted to announce that we have recently launched our new and improved Motor Source Leasing website –  – with a new style, new prices and easy to use. Leasing offers great […]

Death of former PSAEW Member Det Supt Keith Wilson

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Earlier this week we heard of the sad death of a former Association member, Keith Wilson. Keith joined West Midlands Police in 1987 and held a variety of specialist roles during his 27 year career including Force negotiator, Disaster Victim Identification specialist and Senior Investigating Officer. In 2012, when Keith was an experienced Detective Superintendent, he was admitted to hospital […]


President’s Christmas message to Association members

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Many of you will have heard me say what a privilege it is for me to lead the PSAEW and to represent its members. I have to say that at times like this, when we take time to reflect on what has happened over the last 12 months, the true extent of the work that […]

Job Opportunity – Foresight Clinical Services


Job Opportunity Foresight Clinical Services have employment opportunities for senior police officers who are approaching retirement.  The company provides experts to support forces in the provision of medical and psychological assessment and opinion throughout the UK. The roles are not office-based and are UK-wide. Do you have excellent police networks and contacts? Foresight Clinical Service […]

Pearson Financial Management – Retirement Seminars

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Pearson Financial Management Senior Partner Practice of St James’s Place Wealth Management Specialist Financial Advice for PSAEW Pearson Financial Management is a family based firm specialised in offering bespoke and expert advice in a wide range of important areas including pensions, investments, Inheritance Tax planning and protection but with the security and backing of a […]

Close Brothers – Pre-Retirement Seminars

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        Prepare yourself for your next step – Pre-retirement seminars for Police Superintendents Dates: 9 December 2015 19 February 2016 13 April 2016 16 June 2016 07 September 2016 07 December 2016 Items covered on Pre-retirement seminars include: Key information on setting up your own business and seeking further information and professional assistance Guidance on […]

Family Law Services from Garstangs Burrows Bussin

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Family law services – preferential rates from Garstangs Burrows Bussin                 Garstangs Burrows Bussin’s family law department has a wealth of specialist expertise in the field. From our offices in London, Manchester and Bolton we provide family law assistance throughout England and Wales in the following areas:- Divorce […]

With the Best Will in the World

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  With the best Will in the World…  The recent case of Ilott v Mitson has made people more aware of the possibility of a disgruntled family member making a claim against their estate once they have died. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (‘the Act’) allows the courts discretion to redistribute […]

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