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Increase in police pay is the maximum increase that the majority of forces can afford without additional funding

24 Jul 2018

An announcement put out today by the Government revealed that police officers will be awarded a pay rise of two per cent in 2018-19.

The increase will consist of:

  • a 2% pay increase for all police officer ranks
  • a 2% increase to the London weighting payment
  • a 2% increase to the dog handlers’ allowance

National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Reward and Recognition, Chief Constable Francis Habgood said:

“Today’s increase in police officer pay of two per cent in 2018/19 is the maximum increase that the majority of police forces can afford without additional funding.  But we know that hard working officers would have liked to see more.  They are feeling the strain from increased demand and have experienced seven years of pay restraint.  We can promise them that we are working with police and crime commissioners and the Home Office to review our demand and resources in the run up to the next Government spending review.

“The Police Remuneration Review Body is independent and assesses evidence from a range of perspectives when reaching their decision.  We are concerned that not following its recommendations undermines confidence in the process.”  

The full statement from the Home Office can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/police-to-receive-2-pay-increase-in-2018-19.