You will be aware that Lord Hutton's final report has been presented to the Government. He has already stated in his first report that "if the Government wishes to make short-term savings, then raising contribution rates would be the most effective way."
We currently contribute 11% (Officers who joined prior to April 2006) and 9.5% (Officers who joined after April 2006). These are already extremely high levels of contributions.
May I encourage you to write to your MP to urge him or her to put our case to the Police Minister Nick Herbert in an effort to safeguard our pension contributions? The more letters they receive, the greater the impact and the stronger our case. But hurry...time is getting short.
Now is the time for Urgent Action!
I have prepared a sample letter that you can simply add your MP's details to, then print off, sign and add your details at the bottom and post off to your MP.