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What we do

We provide independent advice to the government on pay and conditions for police officers at or below the rank of chief superintendent.

This includes allowances, hours of duty, leave, and related matters.

The Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) was established by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, and became operational in September 2014. It covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Members of the PRRB are also members of the National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body (NCARRB).

Who we are

Our current members are:

  • David Lebrecht (Chair)
  • Heather Bailey QPM
  • Elizabeth Bell
  • Professor Brian Bell
  • Anita Bharucha
  • Paul Leighton
  • Christopher Pilgrim
  • Patrick Stayt QPM


We are responsible for:

  • making recommendations on pay and conditions for police officers at or below the rank of chief superintendent in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – around 135,000 police officers
  • considering written evidence on police officers from the Home Office, the Department of Justice Northern Ireland, the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Policing Board, the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, the Police Federation (England and Wales), the Police Federation for Northern Ireland, the Police Superintendents’ Association (England and Wales), and the Superintendents’ Association of Northern Ireland
  • conducting research on pay and related matters
  • meeting officers and management across police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to gather information and views on pay and related issues

Our annual reports are submitted to:

  • the Prime Minister
  • the Home Secretary
  • the Minister for Justice, Northern Ireland.

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