During a talkback session on the Future of Policing the newly appointed Police Minister Nick Herbert informed Conference that whilst they would be reviewing pensions all that has been accrued will not be touched. When asked the direct question on taxing commutations, the Minister said that to his knowledge this wasn’t being talked about. His facial expressions gave a different answer!!

During this session it was obvious that the Government will be forging ahead with locally elected Police Chiefs.  Is this the end of the Police Authority as we know it? What will this mean for the Chief Constable and what effect will it have on daily policing?  See the Conference Blueprint for further details to be published shortly.