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Federation calls for pay rise for officers

Police officers should be given a 2.8 per cent pay rise for 2016/2017, according to the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) and the Superintendents' Association.

The two representatives have explained why they feel should the increase is necessary in a joint submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB).

The submission states: "In making a recommendation for this year's pay uplift, we have taken into account the Chief Secretary to the Treasury's position. However, we believe that, as an independent body, the PRRB will want to take into account the following: compelling data that demonstrate that the economic context has changed considerably, and that there is a real danger officers will be left behind other workers; data demonstrating low morale; and data showing expansion of the roles officers fulfil.

"We believe that the pay officers earn should be fair, and that it should be sufficient to attract and retain officers capable of doing the best possible job for the public served. For these reasons we ask for an uplift of 2.8 per cent for all: in line with private sector uplifts."

The 162-page submission covers the two representative bodies' views on targeting pay, over-time rates and allowances.

You can read the full submission here.

The Police Federation has also issued a useful Q and A document covering key issues.