Police to receive 2.5% pay increase
Police pay will rise by 2.5% in 2020 to 2021, providing officers with an increase above inflation for the second year running.
It matches the 2.5% rise awarded last year, which gave forces the largest pay increase since 2010.
Policing continues to be an attractive career, with the numbers of people joining the police reaching a 10-year high.
Between October and May, more than 78,000 people applied to forces, as the government makes good on its pledge to put 20,000 additional officers on the streets in three years.
Those interested in becoming one of the new officers can search #JoinThePolice today.
Home Secretary Priti Patel recently said:
When I became Home Secretary, I promised to give our police the funding, powers and resources they need to keep us safe.
We are recruiting 20,000 additional officers in the next three years and more than 3,000 have already joined.
The policing system has got its biggest funding boost for a decade, and now we are also increasing police pay by 2.5%.
This government is backing the police and as Home Secretary I will do everything in my power to ensure our police are fully supported.
The Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB), an independent board set up by the Home Office to make recommendations on pay, took evidence from across the policing sector and the government. It recommended a 2.5% rise for 2020 to 2021 based on a variety of factors, including affordability, recruitment and retention, which the government accepted in full.
The pay rise follows several announcements designed to support and protect the police.
Earlier this month, the government launched a targeted consultation for doubling the maximum sentence for assaults on emergency workers to two years.
The Home Secretary has also set out plans for a Police Covenant, focusing on physical protection, health and wellbeing and support for families.
The National Police Wellbeing Service, launched in April 2019, also continues to be funded by the government to provide support direct to officers and staff.
Latest News from
Ministerial meeting to discuss key drugs issues18/09/2020 11:10:00
Crime and Policing Minister Kit Malthouse and Public Health Minister Jo Churchill yesterday (Thursday 17 September) hosted a meeting to discuss key issues around illicit drugs.
What are we doing in DevOps at the Home Office?16/09/2020 15:20:00
Blog posted by: Will McGeehin, 15 September 2020 – Categories: DevOps, Recruitment.
100,000 apply to join police in first year of recruitment drive15/09/2020 11:10:00
100,000 milestone hit one year after the Government launched campaign to recruit 20,000 additional officers
Rule of six comes into effect to tackle coronavirus14/09/2020 10:25:00
Rule applies across indoor and outdoor settings, with police able to disperse gatherings of over six people and fine individuals involved.
Home Secretary speech at the Police Superintendents' Association conference09/09/2020 15:20:00
Home Secretary Priti Patel delivered a virtual address to the Police Superintendents' Association conference on Tuesday 8 September 2020.
Priti Patel to create police covenant to protect officers and staff09/09/2020 11:10:00
Consultation finds overwhelming support for the police covenant, which will be enshrined in law to recognise the service and sacrifice of police.
Three new benzodiazepines to become Class C drugs08/09/2020 14:10:00
Crime and Policing Minister Kit Malthouse has today announced that 3 benzodiazepines will be made Class C drugs.
New recruitment campaign for Windrush independent adviser25/08/2020 13:20:00
Search is on for independent person to advise on Windrush Compensation Scheme.