Ahead of the Police Arbitration Tribunal (PAT) meeting today, Tuesday 8 November, to consider the recommendations from the Winsor Part One Report, please find the below statement from Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales:

“Following the failure to agree between the Official Side and Staff Side at July’s Police Negotiating Board meeting, the Police Arbitration Tribunal (PAT) will meet today, Tuesday 8 November, to consider the recommendations from the Winsor Part One Report. The decision to go to the PAT was reached after there was a failure to agree at the final PNB meeting. The Official Side failed to accept an alternative set of proposals put forward by Staff Side which offered equivalent fiscal savings to those proposed as part of Winsor Part 1 recommendations. Details of the negotiations remain subject to the PNB/PAT process but we remain hopeful that the arbiters will agree with our concerns about the Winsor Part 1 recommendations and find in our favour.  We expect the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to keep the promise she made last year to  police officers of England and Wales to fight our corner and honour the negotiation process and the decision of the PAT.  We remain committed to fighting for the fairest deal for police officers throughout the UKand will endeavour to keep you updated every step of the way.”