The Forces Pension Society Manifesto 2016
2016 was our 70th anniversary – building on the high profile of our work and our growing membership and influence, we will focus on:
Holding the Government and MOD to Account. Continue to probe, scrutinise and investigate as necessary all Forces-related pension issues and any potential future changes to rules or entitlement.
Lobbying. Continue to seek correction of unfairness or administrative errors within the Armed Forces Pension Schemes. Where appropriate campaign in public to seek changes so that errors will be rectified.
Education. Improve the understanding of Armed Forces pensions entitlement across the Service community, taking particular account of the introduction of pensions for reserves.
Outreach. Explore opportunities for reaching out to the disadvantaged service community and offering them appropriate advice.
Member Services. Serve the needs of members to the highest possible standard, ensuring that membership applications are processed promptly, that pensions enquiries are dealt with quickly, accurately and clearly and that members are offered a first class through life package which that enhances the value of membership for all.
MoD Pensions Board. Play a full part as an independent member of the MOD Pensions Board,
Public Sector Pensioners’ Council. Contribute to the debate on public sector pensions, through elected membership of the Public Services Pensioners’ Council, ensuring the interest of Armed Forces pensioners are taken fully into account
The Confederation of Service Charities. Support the Confederation of Service Charities (COBSEO) by active participation as a member of its Executive Committee.