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

Wellbeing and support when someone dies

The following information and online support resources have been collated into one place to assist Local Branches, Welfare Contacts and Members with wellbeing and support when someone dies. England – What to do when someone dies: step by step Wales – What to do when someone dies: step by step    Coronavirus In the current […]

Disability Rights UK

Introduction NARPO has a partnership with Disability Rights UK (DR UK), whereby all NARPO branches are organisational DRUK members. Branches NARPO Branches enjoy a number of benefits of DRUK membership. These include a complimentary copy of the Disability Rights UK handbook, widely acknowledged as the ‘benefits bible’, and its regular ‘Updater’ newsletter. NARPO Branches, through […]

New State Pension and Contracting Out

As Police Officers you were ‘contracted out’ of the State Second Pension and only paid class 2 NI contributions. As a result you may not have the required 35 years to qualify for the New State Pension. Use the links below for new Single Tier State Pension information: Your State Pension Statement Explained Check your State […]

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 […]

Understanding Universal Credit

DWP has launched a new website, to help people understand what Universal Credit means for them. Understanding Universal Credit was created in response to requests from customers and partner organisations for more information about Universal Credit. The site helps people find out what benefits they should be claiming, and provides more detail about how Universal […]

Free State Benefits Advice

We offer free advice on all aspects of State Benefits via WORDSHOP. Your membership number is required to use this service. Please email: with your query or write to: Benefits Information Consultant, WORDSHOP, 7 Tilton Court, Digby Rd, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL

Abolition Of The ESA Work Related Activity Component

The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 legislated for the abolition of the Work-Related Activity Component (WRAC) of ESA for new claimants from April 2017. Work-Related Activity Component paid to those in the WRAG would be abolished for new claims from April 2017. The equivalent element in Universal Credit will also be abolished. This will be a reduction of […]

Reduction of Police Pension Upon Receipt of State Pension

We are often asked why the Police Pension reduces when a member starts receiving their State Pension. Please use the link below to view the explanation. Modification of Police Pension How pension increases work Police pension increases and state pension Taxation On State Pension What Is Contracting Out? How Do You Get NI Credits HMRC […]

State Pension Deferral

The option to put off claiming the State Pension in return for a higher amount has been part of the system since 1948. Initially, increments were based on the number of flat-rate contributions paid during the period of deferment. However, since April 1975, they have been calculated as a percentage of the basic State Pension […]