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Pay awards for National Crime Agency officers set out by government

Public sector pay awards for 2016-17: the government sets out the pay awards for the National Crime Agency.

The government has today (12 May 2016) set out the pay awards for National Crime Agency officers in line with the policy that pay awards would be an average of up to 1% in 2016-17.

The National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body were asked by the government to examine how an increase to base pay could be applied in line with the government’s policy of an average of up to 1% across the workforces.

The government has accepted in full the recommendations for National Crime Agency officers who will receive an average of up to a 1% pay increase.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Hands, said:

The National Crime Agency does an excellent job protecting the public but with an increasingly turbulent global economy, pay restraint continues to be a key part of our plan to finish fixing the public finances.

The independent OBR estimates that 200,000 public sector jobs have been protected thanks to our average 1% pay policy, so we can continue to deliver crucial public services.

The independent pay review body has worked very hard to bring forward a balanced and affordable set of recommendations that delivers on our commitments to increase pay by an average of up to 1% across the workforces. The government is grateful for their work and I am pleased that we are able to accept their recommendations in full.

The public sector pay bill makes up over half of departmental resource spending, so continued pay restraint remains central to the government’s deficit reduction strategy.

The remainder of the pay review body reports will be delivered over the course of this pay round and the government will respond in due course.