I seek information in relation to Police officers who returned to work within West Midlands Police, under the ‘30plus’ scheme.
Specifically, officers who were subject of tax demands by HMRC; who were seeking tax against the retired officer’s commutation of pension.
It is well known that a ‘small number’ of West Midlands (Retd.) officers fell into this category.
Did West Midlands Police accept responsibility for the ‘oversight’ on bringing the officers back to work too early; and did West Midlands Police pay any outstanding tax liabilities to HMRC on behalf of affected officers?
If so, can you please tell me the total cost to West Midlands Police, and the number of officers affected.
Please find attached our response.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
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