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Injury on Duty Pension Review

Question

Avon and Somerset Constabulary have on several occasions declared their intention to continue reviewing police pensioners in receipt of an Injury On Duty award. 

Have the next group been identified for review, and if so can you please provide replies to the following?

1. How many IODs have been identified for the next review?

2. Can you provide a breakdown of their current banding and ages?

3. What criteria was used to make this selection?

4. Who were they chosen by, or how were they chosen?

5. When are letters going to be sent to the individual pensioners?  

If the next group have not yet been chosen, can you please provide replies to the following?

1. How many IODs are you planning to review in the next group?

2. What criteria is going to be used to make the selection?

3. Who is going to choose them, or how are they going to be chosen?

4. When are you planning to choose them?

5. When are letters going to be sent to the individual pensioners?    

Answer

The next group has been selected and the responses to your questions are as follows:

1. 8.

2. Ages are 55,57,59,62,69,70 and two 67 year olds. 

Bandings are 1x band 1, 2x band 2, 1x band 3, 2x band 4. The banding of the remaining 2 individuals has not yet been documented.

3. 6 were chosen by using the random selector facility on Excel. The remaining two are currently employed as police staff and the Police Pensions Authority indicated that they should be included in the review.

4. Please see above.

5. It is anticipated that the letters will be sent out in January 2016.

FOI Reference: 1746/15