POA Circulars

18 | 23.02.2017

Civil Service Compensation Scheme

The Executive has directed the legal team to commence Judicial Review proceedings following the decision of Cabinet Office to reduce the level of compensation to members following dismissal on ill health grounds, as part of a number of imposed changes to the scheme rules.

As part of the wider civil unions who were consulted on these changes the POA and PCS rejected the offer from Cabinet Office, whilst some Unions accepted them.

In order to progress the Judicial Review application, the POA is considering a joint application with the PCS on all of the imposed changes.

We will keep members updated on the application and progress of the challenge in due course.

Please draw the contents of this circular to your members.

Thanking you in anticipation of your support and co-operation.

Yours sincerely


Steve Gillan
General Secretary