Employers’ Side of the Police Staff Council – APCC statement
This week the Employers’ Side of the Police Staff Council made a pay offer to the police staff trade unions.
The 2% headline pay offer includes a 1% consolidated increase and an additional non-consolidated 1% increase and mirrors the police officer pay award. It is considered financially challenging by a number of police forces.
Ron Hogg, Durham Police Crime and Victims’ Commissioner and Police Staff Council Employers’ Side Chair said:
“The current financial situation for police forces means that the process leading up to today’s pay offer for police staff has been incredibly demanding. While there isn’t a Police and Crime Commissioner or Chief Constable in the country that doesn’t want to see officers and staff well rewarded for the tremendous work they do, the budgetary pressures that all forces face are clear.
“However, despite the financial pressures we want to ensure that the hard work of police staff within the service is recognised. This pay offer, that mirrors the award made to police officers, is one way of doing that, as, indeed, are the recently improved maternity provisions that also mirror police officer arrangements. “
“We will continue to talk to the trade unions to ensure we have pay and reward arrangements that properly recognise the contribution of our police staff.
“However, we are clear that with the end of the public sector pay cap we must see improved funding for our police forces, we simply cannot continue to fund pay awards above 1% without the resources to do so. The APCC continues to engage with the Home Office and the Treasury to ensure that the appropriate resources are put in place to meet growing demands on the service.”
The Police Staff Council (PSC) negotiates pay and a national scheme of conditions of service for the majority of police staff in England and Wales excluding the Metropolitan Police Service, Kent, Surrey and Thames Valley.
- The Employers’ Side of the PSC is made up of the APCC, NPCC and the Home Office.
- Ron Hogg, Durham PCVC, is APCC Workforce Lead and Chair of the PSC Employers’ Side.
- The Employers’ Side of the PSC has made a 2% headline pay offer consisting of a 1% consolidated increase to all PSC pay points and a 1% non-consolidated increase to all pay points. The pay offer also includes a 1% increase to the standby allowance.