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Circular 015/2014: amendments to the determinations under Police Regulations 2003

This circular publishes amendments to determinations made under the Police Regulations 2003.

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Details

  • broad subject: police service
  • sub category: police pay and conditions
  • implementation date: 01/09/2014
  • from: Crime and Policing Group (CPG) – policing directorate
  • for more information contact: Harriet Bradley at harriet.bradley@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
  • addressed to: chief officers of England and Wales; police and crime commissioners

This circular publishes amendments to determinations made under the Police Regulations 2003, to implement recommendations from Part 2 of the Winsor Review and other outstanding Police Negotiating Board (PNB) agreements.

The Secretary of State has agreed to implement PNB agreements in relation to:

  • the 2014/15 pay award with effect from 1 September 2014, unless otherwise stated (PNB Circulars 14/13, 14/15, 14/16, 14/17 and 14/19); and

  • the pay scale for Assistant Chief Constables and Commanders (PNB Circular 14/10)

This circular publicises amendments to the Secretary of State’s determinations under the Police Regulations 2003 to implement these decisions, as detailed below. The amendments are attached to this circular.

Home Office Circular 006/2014 explained the changes to pay scale structures from 1 April 2014 onwards and includes an updated set of FAQs.

Implementation of PNB agreements

Pay increase for federated and superintendent ranks 2014/15 – Amendments to Annex F

The salary rates for federated and superintendent ranks are to be increased by 1% with effect from 1 September 2014, in line with PNB circulars 2014/15 and 2014/16.

Chief officers’ pay 2013/14 – Amendment to Annex F

The pay of chief officers is to be increased with effect from 1 September 2014 as set out in PNB Circular 2014/13 (Amended).

London weighting – Amendment to Annex F

The level of London Weighting is to be increased from £2,301 to £2,325 with effect from 1 July 2014, as per PNB Circular 2014/19.

Dog Handlers’ Allowance – Amendment to Annex U

With effect from 1 September 2014, the dog handler’s allowance is to be increased to £2,175 in line with cost of living increases (PNB Circular 2014/17).

Recommendation 62 – New pay scale for Assistant Chief Constables – Amendment to Annex F

Pay points 1, 3 and 5 were removed from the ACCs’ pay scale for Assistant Chief Constables (ACC) on 1 June 2014, 1 June 2015 and 1 June 2016 respectively.

Incremental for Assistant Chief Constables and Commanders resumed on 1 June 2014.

An incorrect date of 1 April 2014 (rather than 1 June 2014) was published on 8 May in PNB Circular 2014/10 and subsequently in determinations via Home Office circular 006/2014. This has been corrected in PNB Circular 2014/10(revised).

ACCs’ pay will continue to be linked to the annual appraisal process.

The correct new pay scale is set out in the attached amendments to determinations.

Published 4 September 2014