- Police Staff Conference 2004
- 26 February 2004
- Carried as Amended
This Conference calls upon the Government to reconsider changes in the Local Government Pensions Scheme (LGPS) which may be detrimental to our members. Such changes include:
1)from April 2004, the right to a return of pensions contributions are to be removed and immediate ‘vesting’ of pension rights will be introduce;
2)from April 2005, increasing the earliest age at which benefits can be taken (other than on the grounds of ill health) from age 50 to 55;
3)from April 2005, removing the Scheme’s ’85 year rule’ for new members and phasing it out for existing members.
Therefore, this Conference calls upon the Service Group Executive to:
a)liaise with the Local Government Service Group in relation to any threats to our joint members pension entitlements;
b)to arrange to communicate the potential dangers of the changes to our Police Staff members;
c)request the police branches raise this issue locally with their employers and other key stakeholders;
d)ask branches to raise the issue with the relevant MPs also encourage members to do so.