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Flint House

If you've subscribed to Flint House but never been there, take a look at these videos to see what it's all about. Flint House is a fantastic charity that provides invaluable help to officers when needed. If you do not currently subscribe but would like to support this worthy cause, just give us a ring at the office.

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The latest advice on the legal challenge to the CARE Pension Scheme

The PFEW has now circulated the attached document to try to answer some of the queries on the legal challenge being proposed against the CARE Pension Scheme. It reiterates that the PFEW will not fund a challenge at this time and, importantly, highlights some of the caveats you need to consider if wondering on which course of action you should take.

Read the document here....

If you're viewing this from a non-police computer you can now see a podcast by the National PFEW General Secretary on frequent questions asked about the current pension issues. Click here to view the podcast

The Dyfed Powys Police Federation Newsletter

Sergeant to Chief Superintendent Advanced Officer Survey - Request for Completion

The below has been received from the College of Policing. This is really important work and will have an impact on all officers.  Can I please ask that as many people as possible complete the surveys.  We want everyone to get access to the advanced skills threshold – this is expected to be the top pay point of each scale and not an additional one.

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Police Pension Scheme 2015 – the legal position

Throughout the pension reform process PFEW has listened to the views and concerns of members and the Pension Challenge group, and we have taken advice from our lawyers and from leading counsel about the legality of the Government’s changes. We have recently taken further advice from leading counsel as to whether the position has changed or is affected by the publication of the Police Pensions Regulations 2015.

All possible challenges have been considered including:

• public law (judicial review: but being primary legislation, this is not subject to this);
• European law and Human Rights law (in several recent cases the European Court of Human Rights has not been swayed by arguments that those on the public service have had to bear the brunt of economic reform);
• and discrimination. (The key challenge here considered was whether these pension changes would be age discrimination: however, the law states that age discrimination can be justified as a proportionate means to a legitimate end, and it is likely to be considered as such in this instance).

At this time, we will therefore not be challenging the introduction of the Police Pension Scheme 2015. However, we will continue to monitor how the scheme operates in practice and we maintain an open mind should circumstances change that give rise to a potential successful legal challenge.

Andy Fittes
General Secretary
Police Federation of England and Wales

Free Workplace Mental Health Support Services

You can receive free support for mental health issues


What is the aim of the service?

To support any employed person with mental health conditions to retain and sustain employment with an emphasis on maintaining wellbeing and productivity at work. The individual does not have to involve their employer with the support.

Who can access this service?

Anyone who is employed or self-employed with a mental health condition. They may be attending work or off sick.

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Cycle2Work Scheme

You can now view the full list of particpating cycle dealers for the Cycle2Work Scheme.

Click here to see the full list in an excel spreadsheet

If you require further information on the scheme then please visit the website and for any internal enquiries please contact

Dawn Walters
Ymgynghorydd Cyflogres/Payroll Advisor
Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police
Ffon ~ Tel: 01267 226383
Est. Pencadlys ~ HQ Ext: 23811
e-bost ~ e-mail:

Gorvins Solicitors

Gorvins Solicitors; Helping YOU…While you help others

Gorvins Solicitors have acted for the police, its officers, personnel and families for more than 20 years. We are experts in all aspects of police family law and provide an unrivalled service which gets to know you and your specific situation.

From divorce and separation issues (including disputes over children, financial matters and police pensions) to residential property and helping you plan your will for the future, you can rest assured Gorvins will provide professional and personal advice to you.


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Motor Source Group Offers

Updated for summer 2015

See the latest offers from the Motor Source Group for the following makes:

You can visit the Motor Source Group web site here

Get a free will from Slater & Gordon Lawyers, formerly Russell Jones & Walker

If you're a member of the Police Federation and don't yet have a will, click here to get one for nothing. Just register and then insert the voucher code DYF999 in voucher area of the purchase page

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Local News and Useful Documents

Join the Campaign Against Living Miserably community

CALM, the campaign against living miserably, offers men support and information when they’re down or in crisis at We exist to prevent suicide, the single biggest killer of men aged between 20 and 45 in the UK. Latest figures show that 78% of all UK suicides were male.

A group of us from Team 2 MCU will be attempting the British 3 Peaks Challenge on 25th and 26th June 2015. This will be a year since Charlie died, and we wanted to do something to remember him. As he loved 'the great outdoors' we feel this is a fitting tribute to him.  And also we would like to help other people like him, to hopefully find an alternative to the sad route Charlie found himself on.

Click here to view the JustGiving web site address for this worthy cause

Click here to view the YouTube video by Professor Green

Personal Taxation Service

During the last 20 years, the team at Personal Taxation Services have reviewed millions of tax codes for UK tax payers and helped recover over £112 million in overpaid tax. 

Over 1 in 3 people who complete the tax code review service receive money back from HMRC because Personal Taxation Services found their clients had been allocated an incorrect tax code at some time in the past 4 years.

Apply now for your tax code review and see if you could get money back:

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