NARPO – The voice of retired police officers
NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

Police Mutual Update

Please find below update from Kerry McMahon-White Head of Police Mutual As one of our key strategic partners, I would like to share an important update with you about the next phase of growth and development for Police Mutual. By way of background, in 2020 Police Mutual Assurance Society (PMAS) became part of the Royal […]

LLA End of Year Summary

After 2022’s “Year of the Three Prime Ministers,” 2023 has seen politics settle down into more familiar patterns. That’s not to say things have been easy, with the cost-of-living crisis making things tough for many. Later Life Ambitions’ commitment to the 250,000 older people who make up our three partner organisations has been unwavering throughout. […]

Incorporation Update – November

There had been three online meetings since Conference. The participants in these meetings are: Paul Matthews legal advisor on Incorporation, Bernard Seymour, NEC legal, DP and HR advisor, Ian Parsons and Rebecca Davison from Parsons Accountants, Sophie Maxwell-Clayton, Communications Richard Critchley, Kate Rowley and the CEO, representing NEC and HQ. The current position is- 1. […]

CPI increase and Police Pensions

  September 2023 The ONS published the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September 2023 and this stands at 6.7%. Full details can be found on the ONS website Public service pensions in payment are increased each April in line with prices, measured according to the annual increase in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) to September of […]

New guidance on the McCloud public service pensions remedy

HMRC has published two sets of new guidance on the McCloud public service pensions remedy, one for scheme administrators and one for members. The new guidance has been published as part of the McCloud remedy regulations that came into force on 1 October 2023 across the public service pension schemes. The McCloud remedy for members […]

Police Covenant

Update 25th May 2023 Police Covenant Annual Report has been published and within it there are three new Priorities for  2023/24 which have been agreed by the Oversight Board: • Identify and implement a package of measures for individuals who have left the police workforce; • Scope the current support in place in relation to […]

McCloud and Sargeant -pre-2015 public service pension schemes

Following the Supreme Court’s refusal of the government’s application for permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice v McCloud and Secretary of State for the Home Department v Sargeant [2018] EWCA Civ 2844, a provisional hearing was listed at the Employment Tribunal for 18 December 2019 […]

Data protection claims against PFEW

In March 2019, the Police Federation (PFEW) was subject to a Cyber Attack and emails were circulated by NARPO to Branches on behalf of the PFEW. There was also information circulated on the NARPO website Police Federation of England and Wales Malware Attack Following a High Court case on 13th March 2023, please see the […]

GMP Equalisation

When the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme (SERPS) was introduced in April 1978, it was possible to contract-out of it into an occupational pension scheme. A condition of it being used to contract-out was that the scheme provided a defined benefit (known as a GMP). The requirement to provide a GMP was removed from April 1997 […]