Police Federation

Statement from John Apter, National Chair and Alex Duncan, National Secretary

21 July 2021

Police Remuneration Review Body decision

“We are the undisputed and unequivocal voice of policing, particularly for rank and file officers, so it is vital that we speak up for our members.

John Apter, National Chair

John Apter, National Chair

“Police officers have been on the frontline of this pandemic for 18 months and will now see firefighters and local government workers in England given a 1.5 per cent increase while they receive nothing. This is further evidence that not all public services are treated equally by this Government, and some are valued more than others.

“The current pay system for policing is not fit for purpose. We are forced to enter into an inherently unfair process from the start, with the odds weighted firmly in favour of the Government where, it seems, a decision has already been made when they set the parameters for the pay review body.

“It is now essential that we review this process and look to find an alternative. A solution that has the best interests of police officer pay at heart. We will be seeking the views of our members and calling an urgent meeting with our 43 Federation branches from across England and Wales to discuss our next steps.”

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