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Extra holiday pay

All constables and sergeants will receive £60 compensation in their pay this week, the Force has confirmed.

The £60 payment, which is non-pensionable, follows the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Bear Scotland v Fulton case which ruled that normal remuneration paid to workers while on annual leave should include over-time and other regular extra payments.

"We were informed of this agreement in December but had been waiting for the full details to be issued," explains Tiff Lynch, chairman of Leicestershire Police Federation, "The Force confirmed yesterday that this ongoing payment will now be made on a monthly basis."

The Police Federation of England and Wales has been working with the National Police Chiefs' Council for some time to reach agreement over the application of the Bear Scotland ruling to police officers and what payments should be included when calculating holiday pay.

It has now been agreed that the following will be included in the first 20 days of holiday pay:

  • All forms of over-time
  • Compensation for public holiday working
  • Unsocial hours allowance
  • Away from home overnight allowance
  • Acting up allowance
  • Rest day working compensation
  • Pay for additional hours worked by officers who work part-time (plain time up to 40 hours).

For more information, see the update from Andy Fittes, general secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales, here.