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

Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019

Provisions are made to allow two individuals who are not of the same sex to form a civil partnership in England and Wales. This instrument provides in the main for an opposite-sex couple who form a civil partnership to be treated in law in the same way as a same sex couple who are in […]

September CPI Published

The ONS have now published the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September 2020 and this stands at 0.5% Full details can be found on the ONS website

Women Against State Pension Inequality

​We are a campaign group that fights the injustice done to women born in the 1950s (on or after 6 April 1951) regarding the changes to their state pension age. The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA (State Pension Age) to 65, the same as men’s. WASPI agrees with equalisation, but […]

Pension Scams

This briefing paper provides information on how to spot pension scams and aims to answer some of the frequently asked questions on which constituents ask for help with from their MPs. It does not provide legal or financial advice. Where can I get pensions advice? You can check the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) register of […]

Government responds to Lords Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness

The government has responded to the House of Lords Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness regarding its report on ‘Tackling intergenerational unfairness’. In relation to pensions, the government rejected the recommendation that the triple lock for the State Pension should be removed and that the State Pension should be uprated in line with average earnings to […]

Find your Pension Administrator

Use this link to find your Pension Administrator: Index of pension administrator contacts Please note this link is a GOV.UK website You may find some of the Pension Administrators have changed. Update 16th October 2020 XPS have changed their telephone number to 01642 030692 E-mail Address: Website:

Police and Firefighters’ (Pensions etc) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019

SI 2019/378: Amendments are made to various instruments relating to pensions payable in respect of police officers in England and Wales and firefighters in England. Provisions are also made to make provision for amendment to Police Federation Regulations. The Regulations will come into force on 1 April 2019. Part 2 of these Regulations, which extends […]

Pensions – survivors’ benefits for cohabitants

In February 2017, on an application by Denise Brewster for judicial review relating to the local government scheme in Northern Ireland, the Supreme Court held that the nomination requirement should be disapplied and that she should be entitled to a survivor’s pension under the scheme. HM Treasury subsequently wrote to public pension schemes saying that […]

Pension Tax Relief

Pension tax relief works on the principle that contributions to pensions are exempt from tax when they are made, but taxed when they are paid out. Pension contributions made by individual employees are usually paid out of pre-tax salary, so tax relief is received at the individual’s marginal tax rate The report looks at the […]