Temporary promotions to and within the Superintending ranks – flexibility around pensionable pay
As previously notified, agreement has been reached with Ministers to allow officers on temporary promotion to either Superintendent or Chief Superintendent to elect to receive a non-pensionable allowance instead of a pensionable temporary salary. This arrangement has been introduced to overcome the difficulty of officers, when not in their last three years of service, potentially incurring an Annual Allowance charge arising from a notional increase in the value of their pension from which they ultimately might not benefit. The details of the agreement are contained within HO Circular 008/2016 which can be accessed here (insert link). A similar provision already exists for Superintending ranks on temporary promotion to ACC/Commander.
The contents of the Circular are self-explanatory, however, key points to note are: