Around 23,000 people have so far applied to join the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Group Action for compensation due to changes to members’ pensions caused by the launch of the new pension scheme in 2015.
The figure was revealed by Alex Duncan, the national secretary of the Federation, in a new pensions FAQ video.
Alex, who is interviewed by Federation vice-chair Ché Donald in the video, answers a number of questions asked by members since PFEW announced it was taking action on 15 May. He explains the processes to be followed and also sets out an idea of the timescales involved.
PFEW launched the compensation claim against the Government on behalf of members who were victims of discrimination and suffered any ‘injury to feeling’ as a result of changes to their pensions.
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