Police officer pay announcement welcomed by police chiefs
The government has today (Thursday 13 July) announced that they have accepted the recommendations of the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) to increase officer pay by 7 per cent.
Responding to this announcement, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Pay and Conditions, Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan, said:
"We welcome that the government has accepted the Police Remuneration Review Body recommendations on police officer pay in full.
"The safety of the public depends on us having enough officers on the streets, and we need to ensure that they are paid fairly if we expect them to remain in policing. The real terms pay of officers has decreased by 17 per cent since 2010, and this pay award begins to address some of the financial pressure that our officers have been under.
"We recognise the financial pressure on government, and we welcome their significant contribution towards the funding of this pay award, which will support police forces in maintaining the number of officers on the street.”