Police pay cap could be lifted

Police pay cap could be lifted

Police officers are set to receive a higher than 1% pay rise this year after widespread reports claiming the public sector pay cap will be scrapped for the police service and prison officers.

The BBC has reported that the pay cap for officers could be lifted as early as this week. A police pay announcement was due to be made in July, but was put back until September.
 
The Police Federation of England and Wales requested a 2.8% pay rise for officers in its joint submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) with the Superintendents' Association.
 
Public sector pay has been capped at 1% since 2013 - leading to a real-terms pay cut for police officers.
 
The higher increases expected this week are based on the recommendations of independent pay review bodies, according to the BBC. 
 
However it also reports that the pay rises could be phased in in increments.
 
See the full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41218283