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

Officers have lost an appeal against the decision to force them to retire under controversial cost-cutting plans.

More than 1,300 officers with 30 years’ service were made to retire when forces began applying Regulation A19 in 2010.

A 2014 Employment Tribunal found that its use by five forces amounted to indirect discrimination, but this judgment was overturned by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

The Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales (PSAEW, along with a number of officers and former officers, lodged an appeal against the EAT’s verdict in 2015.

On Wednesday (February 1), the Court of Appeal dismissed this case and ruled that the use of Regulation A19 was lawful.

The full written judgment will be available in due course

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