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Police Federation calls for 2.8% pay rise for 2016

THE staff associations representing police officers up to and including the rank of chief superintendent have asked for the country’s cops to receive a 2.8% pay rise in 2016. In their joint submission to the Police Pay Review Body (PRRB), the Police Federation of England and Wales and the Superintendents’ Association have asked for an […]

Police pay: Chiefs and Home Office want 1% rise

THE Home Office and the country’s Chief Constables have called for 1% pay rises for police officers in 2016. In their separate submissions to the Police Pay Review Body (PRRB), both have called for a small increase to police officer pay – matching the Home Secretary’s call that there will be “funding for pay awards […]

Officers face 1.4% rise to National Insurance contributions

POLICE officers are facing yet another hit in the relentless attack on their take home pay this April with a 1.4% rise in their National Insurance contributions. Following little or no pay rises since 2011 and regular increases to pension contributions, members of all the police pensions schemes will be paying National Insurance Contributions at a […]

Federation negotiates loans to help with pay day change

FEDERATION members will be able to apply for an interest-free loan to help them bridge the gap when the force changes its pay date and officers have a six-week gap between pay days. Devon and Cornwall Police is changing its pay day from the 15th of the month to the 28th but the Federation has […]

Merger ‘should not mean officers are spread more widely’

DEVON and Cornwall Police Federation will be watching closely to make sure the force’s operational merger with Dorset Police will not mean officers having to patrol a larger geographical area. Roads policing, the dog section and armed response vehicles will now come under a joint command covering the three counties. Backroom functions – such as […]

Call to merge all forces in south west

ALL five forces in the south west should merge within a decade, one chief constable has said. Mike Veale, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police said having 43 police forces in England and Wales was “outdated” and recommended the “amalgamation of all police forces in the region working together to provide a new, transformed, efficient service […]

‘Cutting large command structures could be beneficial’

DEVON and Cornwall Police Federation would support a merger of all five south west forces, after Wiltshire’s Chief Constable said a regional force should be created within a decade. Nigel Rabbitts said a reduction in large command structures would be a benefit – and the idea could be a way to protect local policing.

Devon and Cornwall down in latest funding settlement

THE Police Funding Grants from Government have been published – with most forces across England and Wales down by around £1 million year on year. With Chancellor George Osborne announcing that there would be no cuts to policing budgets in November’s budget, it will now fall on Police and Crime Commissioners to ensure that is […]

Police funding should not be a postcode lottery

POLICE funding risks becoming a postcode lottery if forces are relying on raising local taxes, the Chairman of Devon and Cornwall Police Federation has said. Speaking after the new police funding grant for 2016/17 showed the force down by £990,000 on the year before, Nigel Rabbitts said there is a real risk of disparity in […]

Pension seminars for mid-service officers

OFFICERS who fall outside the 1987 pension scheme can go to a series of pension seminars to help them plan for retirement. Devon and Cornwall Police Federation is running a series of mid-service presentations for members of the 2015 Care Pension Scheme. The presentations – run in conjunction with financial planners Charles Royle and Company […]