Police officer pay rise is far from what police officers deserve

The Government has given police officers just a 1% pay rise in 2017.

There will be a 1% one-off bonus on top of this.

The Police Pay Review Body had recommended a consolidated 2% pay rise for all officers in 2017.

Sarah Johnson, Chair of Gloucestershire Police Federation, said:

“This is far from what my members deserve.

“The 1% plus 1% consolidated is not only less that what was recommended by the independent Police Pay Review Body but is insulting to suggest that the full uplift is not pensionable.

“The majority of police officers have seen the remuneration package they joined the service under – believing it would secure their future – attacked and this further erodes not only that package but the confidence my members have in the Government who claim to value the work, service, commitment and sacrifice that my members give.”