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Police Pension schemes - news


February 2013

Police AVCs - Equitable Life payment scheme

The Equitable Life payment scheme was set up to make payments to Equitable Life policyholders who suffered financial losses as a result of Government maladministration which occurred in the regulation of Equitable Life.  

The government has appointed Atos to administer the payment scheme. Under the scheme’s rules, Atos can only send payments directly to individual members. The Equitable Life Police AVC scheme is a group scheme, handled by individual police authorities.

Atos is setting up a process for members and former members of the Police group AVC scheme. If you think you may be eligible for a payment, you will soon be able to contact them directly to check. If you are eligible, Atos will ask you for an address and proof of identity before they can send you the payment.

Check the Equitable Life payment scheme website to see whether you could be eligible.


October 2012

Police Pensioners

There has been an update on commutation rates for officers who retired between 1998 and 2006. Please see Pensioners' news.


August 2012

Commutation factors between 1998 and 2006

A test case has been brought by a member of the Firefighters’ scheme, concerning commutation factors. Any decision on the case is likely to affect pensioners in the Police Pension Scheme who retired between 1998 and 2006. Please see the Pensioner information page to find out more.


July 2012

Winsor review

In 2010 the Home Secretary appointed Tom Winsor to lead a comprehensive review of police officer and staff pay and conditions. The review includes police pensions.

We have added links for the Winsor Review to our police useful links page.


May 2012

Police Pension Scheme and New Police Pension Scheme - members' guides

The schemes have changed since the members' guides were written. Factsheets which outline the main changes have been written to accompany the guides. The factsheets and the members' guides are available on these links: