90 days from today is Sun, 21 April 2019
27 July 2018
Police Officers are to receive a 2% pay increase in 2018-19
The increase will consist of:
Northants Police Federation (NPF) chair Steve Pace points out that;
The 2% rise is actually only an 0.85% increase in real terms* with the government ignoring the recommendations of the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) for the second year running. “ Our officers will struggle to feel valued and appreciated, when the government ignores the recommendation of its own independent pay review body, at a time where Northamptonshire is asking us to deal with unprecedented demand”.
In real terms police officer pay has now decreased by around 18% since 2009/10.
NPF will continue to lobby for improved pay and conditions as this amount undermines what police officers do, leaving a feeling that the Home office do not invest in their people or want to invest in the development of the service.
*The 0.85% figure is derived from the fact that of last year’s 2%, only 1% was consolidated. That 1% has now been removed by the Government for this year’s pay award, so taking into account pension contributions, then the actual uplift is worth approximately 0 .85% to Constables. The increase will be paid from September 2018.