Police: Pensions

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Paul Rowen Paul Rowen Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions, Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the implications of the deficit in the Police Contributory Pension Fund.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Crime & Security)

The Police Pension Scheme 1987 and the New Police Pension Scheme 2006 are both unfunded, so when benefits fall due for payment they are met from Government revenues. There is no actual pension fund or deficit. However, in any particular year, income from pensions contributions from police authorities and police officers is used to offset the costs of paying benefits to pensioners.

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