Change to Lifetime Allowance (LTA)

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Change to LTA – Submission to HMRC on potential protection arrangements You will be aware that the Chancellor announced that Lifetime Allowance (LTA) on the value of pension savings would be reduced from the current £1.25m to £1.0m w.e.f. 6th April 2016.  He also announced that legislation would be passed in 2018 to uplift this […]

Change to Lifetime Allowance

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Change to Lifetime Allowance Police Mutual has kindly produced a factsheet to explain the implications of the change to LTA announced by the Chancellor in his most recent budget.  You can access the factsheet below.  Further information around protection arrangements will be circulated once they are known.  Some worked examples are currently being developed for […]

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 […]

Submission to the Pay Review Body

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Submission to the Pay Review Body Colleagues will be aware that the collective bargaining approach to negotiating our pay and conditions of service has ended and that the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) has been replaced with the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB).  Instead of operating on a programme of quarterly meetings where both representatives of […]

Home Secretary’s Letter of Remit to the PRRB

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Home Secretary’s Letter of Remit to the PRRB   The Home Secretary has recently published her letter of remit to the PRRB.  The letter can be viewed Police Home Secretary remit letter 03.11.2014.  The Home Secretary has requested that the PRRB make recommendations in respect of two matters, only one of which is specifically of […]

Temp Promotion Arrangements for Superintending Ranks

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Home Office Circular 019/2014 – Temporary Promotion Arrangements for Superintending Ranks to ACC/Commander Rank   Earlier in the year, agreement was reached within the Superintendents’ Committee of the PNB which enabled Superintendents and Chief Superintendent who were required to perform temporary duties as an ACC/Commander to choose whether to take a pensionable higher salary or […]

New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks

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  New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks New pay scales for Superintending ranks came into effect on 1st September 2014 following the application of a 1% uplift to all pay points. The relevant PNB Circular can be found via the link below. PNB_2014-15 1 Sept 2014                   […]

The Role of the Police Remuneration Review Body

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The arrangements for setting police pay and conditions are changing. From September 2014, a new, independent Pay Review Body will be responsible for making recommendations to the Home Secretary on all police ranks up to and including Chief Superintendent. This puts the police pay review mechanism on a similar footing to other major public sector […]


PNB Circular – Temporary promotion to ACC/Commander

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A new PNB Circular has been published (see document below) which enables Superintendents/Chief Superintendents who are required to perform Temporary ACC/Commander duties to elect whether to take a pensionable temporary salary or a non-pensionable, but taxable, honorarium as an alternative. Since the changes to Annual Allowance, which resulted in the threshold being reduced from £250,000 […]

Briefing to the new Pay Review Body (PRRB)

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  Earlier this month Irene Curtis, Joanna Young and Tim Jackson met with members of the new Pay Review Body, which is to replace the Police Negotiating Board later this year.  The purpose of the meeting was to brief members on the what it is that Superintendents and Chief Superintendents do, and to provide them […]

Superintending Pay Scales

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Revised pay scales for superintendent ranks was introduced on 1 April 2014.  There are no rates for 2011 and 2012 due to the Government two-year public sector pay freeze, which included the police service. Superintendents (Pre 1 April 2014 Pay Scale) Pay point With effect from 1st September 2010 With effect from 1st September 2013 […]

New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks

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New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks New pay scales for Superintending ranks came in on 1st April 2014. The HO and PNB Circulars can be found via the links below. The Circulars, which were forwarded to force pay roll departments towards the end of March and should have been implemented in time for 1st April, […]

Annual Allowance Calculator


Annual Allowance Calculator An excel spreadsheet has been developed by one of the financial advisors who works with us.  This calculator will enable members to obtain an indication as to whether they are likely to exceed the AA threshold during 2014/15.  It can be accessed via the link below. It is important that you note […]

How the Annual Allowance is Calculated


Annual Allowance – Explanatory Circular A circular has been produced by PNB Staff Side which shows how Annual Allowance is calculated.  It includes several worked examples which you might find useful. A link to the document, which has been published as a JBB Circular, can be found below. 170214 – JBB Circular 004 – Pensions’ […]

Introduction of New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks

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The following has been prepared to explain how the new pay scales for Superintendents and Chief Superintendents will be implemented with effect from on 1st April 2014. Please note that this is based on various agreements that were reached in a series of PNB meetings running up to July 2013.  These agreements have yet to […]

Temp Supt or C/Supt – Are You Being Paid the Correct Salary?

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Until fairly recently, officers who had a break in temporary service in a higher rank and were then either promoted temporarily (again) or substantively did not benefit from any of their previous temporary service in the higher rank being counted as ‘reckonable’ service for incremental progression (or pension) purposes. This meant that an officer could […]

Superintendents’ Pay – PNB Outcomes

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Superintendents’ Pay – PNB outcomes 24 July 2013 At the Police Negotiating Board meeting held on 24 July 2013 the new pay scales for Superintendents (following the recommendations from the Winsor Review) were agreed. Pay scales for Chief Superintendents were agreed at the PNB meeting in July 2012, however the exact details of the implementation […]

Spending Review 2013


Spending Review 2013 Chief Superintendent Graham Cassidy, National Secretary, comments on the Spending Review 2013. You will be aware that in this week’s comprehensive spending review statement  the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that Government Departments would put in place plans to end automatic pay progression. While there have been references to policing within this […]

Pay Review Body for the Police Service


Tom Winsor proposed in his Review of Pay and Conditions of Service for Police Officers and Staff that the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) should be replaced with a Pay Review Body for police pay (up to and including the rank of Chief Superintendent) by 2014. The Home Secretary has decided to implement this recommendation and […]

Pay Rise Announced for Police Officers

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At the conclusion of the PNB meeting held on 11th April 2013, which was attended by the National Secretary Graham Cassidy and the National Deputy Secretary Tim Jackson the Chair of the Staff Side Steve Williams (Chair of the PFEW) made the following announcement on behalf of the Staff Side: “As colleagues will be aware, […]

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