Corporate report

Home Office circular 018/2009: forfeiture of police pensions

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

The purpose of this circular is to draw attention to an update to our previous guidance issued in Home Office Circular 26/2006.

Documents

Annex A

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Annex B

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Annex C

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Detail

Home Office circular 018/2009: forfeiture of police pensions

  • Broad subject: Police Service
  • Issue date: Wed Nov 04 15:15:38 GMT 2009
  • From:
    Crime Reduction and Community Safety Group (CRCSG), Policing Powers and Protection Unit

  • Sub category: Police discipline
  • Implementation date: Wed Nov 04 15:15:38 GMT 2009

This circular replaces circular 26 / 2006: forfeiture of police pensions and replaces circular 056/1998: forfeiture of police pensions.

The purpose of this circular is to draw attention to an update to our previous guidance issued in Circular 26/2006. Paragraph 8 of Annex B has been amended in order to clarify that there is no minimum limit on forfeiture, only a maximum of 65%. 

For ease of reference, the relevant annexes are attached below and include an updated annex B.  In addition, at annex D we have included a transcript of the judgement in the case of Harrington v Metropolitan Police Authority, which Police Authorities may find useful when assessing whether a case merits an application for a pension forfeiture certificate:

  • annex A describes the legislation
  • annex B explains the procedures
  • annex C provides guidance on what should be included in an application to the Home Secretary for a certificate
  • annex D is a transcript of the Harrington judgement.

Applications for certificates should be addressed to: Pension.forfeiture@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Attachments

  • Annex A describes the legislation

  • Annex B explains the procedures

  • Annex C provides guidance on what should be included in an application to the Home Secretary for a certificate.

  • Annex D is a transcript of the Harrington judgement.