schoe

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  1. Thanks for the suggestions so far, anybody got any business idea's with low start up costs?
  2. Just over 4 years to go for me. I will still need to work as will still have young children and a mortgage. I would like to try something different with flexible hours and holidays when it suits me. Any suggestions. Should I start to retrain for something now and if so what? What have others done? Many thanks in advance. .
  3. Yes correct. Recommendation accepted not to introduce severance FOR NOW but watch this space............ I have decided to accept the Tribunal’s recommendation not to implement measures to introduce compulsory severance at this time. However, this remains a reform that I believe government and the police should continue to consider. I have written to the Police Negotiating Board to explain my decision in further detail.
  4. Lots of questions spinning around in my mind. Would this apply to all ranks? I have read today ACPO are in favour of CS as it would be a "useful management tool" Can anybody confirm or have any details about the insurance being sought by the Fed for CS. How long will it take for the Government to change legislation? What will be the criteria for selection, they can't just single out a group so it will have to be based on PDR, Sickness, discipline record etc.
  5. I have found the answer to my own question if its the same as the Civil Service I would be offered the same if selected for compulsory redundancy only 6 months pay. I will have to survive between the ages of 50 and 53 and I feel I will be well and truly in the crosshairs. (between 2016 and 2019) Very worrying times indeed.
  6. As I read it if you are over 50 with over 25 years service and you opt for voluntary redundancy you only get 6 months salary as compensation, so what will you get if its compulsory? This is really worrying they can get rid of expensive coppers on the cheap with half commutations and reduced pensions!
  7. Not sure where you got your figures from this seems to be incorrect. Here is a quote from the Daily Mail. (don't worry I don't buy it) The basic rate limit will fall from £34,370 to £32,245 in April 2013 - bringing the 40 per cent tax threshold to £41,450. and from this is money.co.uk With the rise of the tax-free limit on the first bit of earnings, the actual point that the 40 per cent tax rate kicks in will be £41,450 in April 2013 - £1,024 lower than the current £42,475.
  8. Is it a coincidence that one of the BBC headlnes today is about the huge decreases in Police Officers under the age of 26. And the new Fed Chair being sucked into admitting the Police should represent all of society. Just prior to voluntary redundancy being introduced and no doubt targeted at the older in service.
  9. If this is genuine I hope it takes a bloody long time to ratify CR...........(or in my case 6 years)
  10. If you are made redundant and you are in the 1987 pension scheme ( I am likely to have more than 25 years service should this happen to me) does anybody know when you can start to draw your pension. ( I know you can retire at 50 with 25+) but if severed when would you get it? Thanks in advance.
  11. Normally you make sense Picard but now sure what you mean here. They have to offer you voluntary redundancy prior to making you redundant under compulsory terms most Officers with less than 5 to go would take the voluntary offer and buy out their pensions prior to finding another job a few months later. Also don't forget redundancy has to be role specific rather than targeted at individual Officers.
  12. Finally an honest politican, saying what he really thinks.
  13. If you look closely there is a young Tom Winsor in training to become HMIC.
  14. Why does it have to be Supt rank etc. Get some retired Constables standing or Sgts. they would get my vote, I'm fed up of people trying to represent us who have limited experience at the coal face.......
  15. I am deeply saddened by the recommendations made by Windsor in the politically and financially driven report. I do not understand the recommendations about CRPT being removed as that was recommended upon in Part 1 and a decision has already been made by the PAT. The removal of Officers on restricted duties is frightening if you get an injury off duty (if on duty you will still get a medical pension) then you will find yourself 8% of your salary worse off despite the fact this may mean you can't afford to pay your mortgage or have other serious financial implications because of an accident.This is in addition to the increased pension payments,severe inflation and frozen pay as well as loss of CRTP and SPP. Enough really is enough. I support the idea of a march in London on the first day of the Olympics and I have emailed my Federation.