You will all be aware that the Home Office have released details of the new pension scheme that will be introduced in April 2015.

All of the details we have to date have been sent to all Federated officers. I have also arranged a number of presentations to further explain the new scheme and address officers concerns. The main point being that although the new scheme is not as good as our current schemes, it is still good when compared to the rest of the public sector. Officers should therefore think carefully before taking a decision to stop contributing to their pension and at the very least seek independent financial advice before doing so.

We are happy to attend training days, shift changeovers etc. to give this presentation to groups of officers. Please contact the office to arrange one if you are interested.