Welcome to the RMB section of the Web Site.

The RMC hope you are all keeping well. As a POA member you benefitted from the essential cover that membership of the union gave you. Now that you’ve retired you can still have access to our range of benefits and deals and play an active part in your union by becoming a retired member.

Committee Members

  • Pete Hancox Chairman
  • Tony Jackson Secretary
  • George Freeman Committee Member
  • Pete Jackson Committee Member
  • John Dauncey Committee Member

To contact the committee email RetiredMembersCommittee@poauk.org.uk 


The Prison Officers Association welcomes into the Retired Members Section all those Members who have retired from the Service and who retained their membership at retirement. Members of the Retired Members Section will receive the following benefits:

  1. Membership
  2. The Association Diary
  3. All copies of the Gatelodge journal
  4. Access to all commercial Benefits negotiated for full members.
  5. Access to the Benevolent fund to those who contribute set amount determined by

The Retired Members Committee have managed to secure another Benefit for Members. Please see attachments explaining the benefits of the Tax Refund Company.


POA Tax Refund Assessment Form

Requests for participation in research and surveys - Can you help?

As always the RMC is committed to looking at different aspects that may help to promote the RMB. We have received the following requests:

Fear of Crime and Victimisation Survey

The RMC would like to bring to your attention this request for your assistance for a dissertation on Crime and Victimisation. Georgia would like to thank those that have already participated, however she has not received sufficient replies for her to complete her work. The RMC are therefore asking you to spare some of your time to complete her questionnaire and enable her to progress with her degree studies. Many thanks, The RMC.

This is a request from a University student to assist her study on Crime and its effect on those concerned.

Should you wish to be part of her study the details are as follows;


You as individuals have the experience and knowledge that we believe would be the ideal material for her dissertation. If you would like more information, you can contact Georgia Reay at g.a.m.reay@edu.salford.ac.uk

Research Participant Opportunity

We have received a request from a post graduate at Manchester University to interview former prison officers on the following subject:

Working To Identify Support Needs For Prison Officers Working Within Prison Environments

Click here for more details

You may contact Joanne Forsyth about this opportunity at joanne.forsyth-2@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Thank you for your attention on this matter and we hope there will be a good response from our members.

The Retired Members Committee

Tax refund Co


Dear POA Member

You may be entitled to a tax refund…

If you pay tax, there’s a fairly high chance you’ve paid too much.
As a member of the POA you are eligible to have your tax code checked by professional tax experts at The Tax Refund Company.

Very few members think they are owed a refund before they fill in the form. Most of those getting a refund were pleasantly surprised when a cheque arrived in the post.

The main points to note are…

  • For every £1 paid back by HMRC, you keep 62p (minimum fee £38*)
  • Your review is free if you do not get a tax refund
  • You will keep all future savings

You should not assume HMRC will send you a refund if you have overpaid tax. It is up to you to check if you have paid too much.

To start your review, go to www.poatax.co.uk

Alternatively, print out the form overleaf, fill it in and send it to the freepost address at the bottom of the form and they will email you to let you know if you could be due a refund.

This is your hard earned money. Don’t let HMRC keep it!

Yours faithfully

Steve Gillan
General Secretary

Refund form download

Don’t delay, join today and continue your association with this proud Trade Union that cares for past and present members

Contact our membership department to join the Retired Members Branch. Please email membership@poauk.org.uk.

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.