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Police staff pay increase revised to £1,900 flat rate

Following a re-negotiation of the earlier pay award of 2.1%, police staff have now received a revised increase more in line with the officer pay offer.

Police staff in England and Wales have now received a flat £1,900 pay increase after negotiations were re-opened.

In April, police staff had been awarded a 2.1% rise to cover the period between April 1 2022 and August 31 2023.

The agreement however was subject to a re-opener clause which required that police staff should not suffer any detriment relative to the eventual pay award that was given to officers for 2022.

When the government accepted the recommendation from the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) for a £1,900 pay rise for officers, staff pay negotiations were re-opened.

All Police Staff Council pay points will now be increased by a consolidated amount of £1,900 between 1 September 2022 and 1 September 2023, taking into account deduction of the 2.1% that has already been received.

For those on the lowest pay points it works out as a 10% rise, but this percentage will decrease as you go higher up the pay scale.

The pay spine value will next be reviewed at the end of the pay year, September 1 2023. It will be based on the revised pay figure. 

Police Oracle spoke with Unison’s Trade Union Side Secretary Ben Priestley who said: “In terms of the current rate of inflation, £1,900 works out as a 10% rise for those on the lowest pay point.

“The latest RPI inflation figure was 12.6%. It means that even those on the lowest point will see a sub RPI increase.

“We are living in very difficult times and the pay rise is welcomed and we worked very hard to get it into members’ pay packets.

“There’s additional work to do and we are now looking at negotiations next year […] to ensure their salaries keep pace.”

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