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The Future of Reviews.

Post by Beachcomber on Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:23 pm

This morning we have reports in our 'Whats your force doing' section that Cambridgeshire are effectively ceasing reviews and that the Met have decided that "The MPS is no longer able to undertake reviews of injury pensions other than at the request of the officer concerned."  On the other hand it looks as though Derbyshire will be restarting reviews.

This all highlights just what a mess has been made of the whole IOD issue.  The whole thing is governed by Regulations and that very word 'Regulation' implies consistency across the board. Instead of consistency we have a confused post code lottery of forces which do not review, those that do review, and some who might review etc.  Forces who do review have differing policies which works against any notion of consistency within a regulated process.

The whole thing is confused, inconsistent and simply lost credibility long ago.

It appears that, however this develops, there are some forces who will continue to pursue savings from IOD pensions which is unfair and unjust. We can effectively oppose these forces and will continue to do so.
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Re: The Future of Reviews.

Post by oldandintheway on Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:02 pm

The comments about Cambridgeshire also apply to Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire don't they? If that is true that is four forces including the Met who are effectively no longer reviewing unless at the request of the pensioner. I believe there are others. Can other members tell us of forces who have also come to this decision? It would be good to know what proportion of forces/IODs are now in this position. Are we seeing the beginning of the end of the battle or are we just waiting for HO to get the knives out again?


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Re: The Future of Reviews.

Post by Beachcomber on Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:55 pm

Despite the fact that some forces have ceased reviews, there are others who are  reviewing or indicated that they will be commencing reviews shortly.

Some of the forces who have started reviews are requiring IOD's to complete questionnaires and supply details which are 'over the top' and  attempt to intimidate retired officers by using threats to withdraw the IOD pension under Reg 33.for non compliance.

IOD's should try not to be intimidated but, inevitably, there are some particularly the more vulnerable, who will be and these will be regarded as easy targets by the more 'dodgy' forces.

Police forces continue to treat their IOD's in a way they would not dare with employees.


IODPA and our legal team are available to provide the appropriate legal advice for you on this and any other IOD matter and are ready to act on your behalf when required.
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