Judicial Review into police pay confirmed by PFEW

Judicial Review into police pay confirmed by PFEW

A judicial review into how last year’s police pay review was handled has been given the go-ahead.

The PFEW launched the legal proceedings after accusing the Government of failing to act on the police pay recommendations put forward by the PRRB.

The application to lodge the review has now been ratified, with a hearing likely to take place this summer.

It will examine the lawfulness of how the pay award was decided, after the Home Secretary said the decision was the Government’s and not made by him alone.

The 2018 award was the second year in a row that the Government has ignored the PRRB’s pay recommendations. Officers’ pay was increased by just £2.50 a week, the PRRB put forward a 3% rise while the PFEW demanded a 3.4% pay rise for officers.

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