The continued position of the Police Federation of E&W is not to publicly speculate about the outcome of any review of public sector or police pensions. Such speculation is at best unhelpful and may actually guide the Government on what changes would be acceptable without challenge and leave us in a worse position.

The difficulty we have with pensions is that they are non-negotiable and therefore any changes can be imposed upon us. Clearly if they breach any sort of legal entitlements then we have demonstrated in the past our willingness to challenge this through the Courts and we will continue to do so.

I know the above is not very helpful and the uncertainty is very unsettling for all of us but please be assured that we will continue to work in the background to try and influence the outcome of any review.