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Home Office circular 018/2009: forfeiture of police pensions

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

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

Documents

Annex A

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Annex B

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Annex C

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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.

Published 4 November 2009
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