Home Secretary’s Letter of Remit to the PRRB

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Home Secretary’s Letter of Remit to the PRRB   The Home Secretary has recently published her letter of remit to the PRRB.  The letter can be viewed Police Home Secretary remit letter 03.11.2014.  The Home Secretary has requested that the PRRB make recommendations in respect of two matters, only one of which is specifically of […]

Temp Promotion Arrangements for Superintending Ranks

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Home Office Circular 019/2014 – Temporary Promotion Arrangements for Superintending Ranks to ACC/Commander Rank   Earlier in the year, agreement was reached within the Superintendents’ Committee of the PNB which enabled Superintendents and Chief Superintendent who were required to perform temporary duties as an ACC/Commander to choose whether to take a pensionable higher salary or […]

New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks

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  New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks New pay scales for Superintending ranks came into effect on 1st September 2014 following the application of a 1% uplift to all pay points. The relevant PNB Circular can be found via the link below. PNB_2014-15 1 Sept 2014                   […]

The Role of the Police Remuneration Review Body

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The arrangements for setting police pay and conditions are changing. From September 2014, a new, independent Pay Review Body will be responsible for making recommendations to the Home Secretary on all police ranks up to and including Chief Superintendent. This puts the police pay review mechanism on a similar footing to other major public sector […]

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PNB Circular – Temporary promotion to ACC/Commander

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A new PNB Circular has been published (see document below) which enables Superintendents/Chief Superintendents who are required to perform Temporary ACC/Commander duties to elect whether to take a pensionable temporary salary or a non-pensionable, but taxable, honorarium as an alternative. Since the changes to Annual Allowance, which resulted in the threshold being reduced from £250,000 […]

Briefing to the new Pay Review Body (PRRB)

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  Earlier this month Irene Curtis, Joanna Young and Tim Jackson met with members of the new Pay Review Body, which is to replace the Police Negotiating Board later this year.  The purpose of the meeting was to brief members on the what it is that Superintendents and Chief Superintendents do, and to provide them […]

Superintending Pay Scales

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Revised pay scales for superintendent ranks was introduced on 1 April 2014.  There are no rates for 2011 and 2012 due to the Government two-year public sector pay freeze, which included the police service. Superintendents (Pre 1 April 2014 Pay Scale) Pay point With effect from 1st September 2010 With effect from 1st September 2013 […]

New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks

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New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks New pay scales for Superintending ranks came in on 1st April 2014. The HO and PNB Circulars can be found via the links below. The Circulars, which were forwarded to force pay roll departments towards the end of March and should have been implemented in time for 1st April, […]

Annual Allowance Calculator

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Annual Allowance Calculator An excel spreadsheet has been developed by one of the financial advisors who works with us.  This calculator will enable members to obtain an indication as to whether they are likely to exceed the AA threshold during 2014/15.  It can be accessed via the link below. It is important that you note […]

How the Annual Allowance is Calculated

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Annual Allowance – Explanatory Circular A circular has been produced by PNB Staff Side which shows how Annual Allowance is calculated.  It includes several worked examples which you might find useful. A link to the document, which has been published as a JBB Circular, can be found below. 170214 – JBB Circular 004 – Pensions’ […]

Introduction of New Pay Scales for Superintending Ranks

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The following has been prepared to explain how the new pay scales for Superintendents and Chief Superintendents will be implemented with effect from on 1st April 2014. Please note that this is based on various agreements that were reached in a series of PNB meetings running up to July 2013.  These agreements have yet to […]

Temp Supt or C/Supt – Are You Being Paid the Correct Salary?

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Until fairly recently, officers who had a break in temporary service in a higher rank and were then either promoted temporarily (again) or substantively did not benefit from any of their previous temporary service in the higher rank being counted as ‘reckonable’ service for incremental progression (or pension) purposes. This meant that an officer could […]

Superintendents’ Pay – PNB Outcomes

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Superintendents’ Pay – PNB outcomes 24 July 2013 At the Police Negotiating Board meeting held on 24 July 2013 the new pay scales for Superintendents (following the recommendations from the Winsor Review) were agreed. Pay scales for Chief Superintendents were agreed at the PNB meeting in July 2012, however the exact details of the implementation […]

Spending Review 2013

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Spending Review 2013 Chief Superintendent Graham Cassidy, National Secretary, comments on the Spending Review 2013. You will be aware that in this week’s comprehensive spending review statement  the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that Government Departments would put in place plans to end automatic pay progression. While there have been references to policing within this […]

Pay Review Body for the Police Service

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Tom Winsor proposed in his Review of Pay and Conditions of Service for Police Officers and Staff that the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) should be replaced with a Pay Review Body for police pay (up to and including the rank of Chief Superintendent) by 2014. The Home Secretary has decided to implement this recommendation and […]

Pay Rise Announced for Police Officers

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At the conclusion of the PNB meeting held on 11th April 2013, which was attended by the National Secretary Graham Cassidy and the National Deputy Secretary Tim Jackson the Chair of the Staff Side Steve Williams (Chair of the PFEW) made the following announcement on behalf of the Staff Side: “As colleagues will be aware, […]

Home Secretary Accepts PAT Findings

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The Home Secretary has today announced that she has decided to accept in full the findings of the Independent Police Arbitration Tribunal on the Winsor 2 Recommendations. The Home Secretary has ratified the following:- Expertise and Professional Accreditation Allowance rejected Compulsory severance – negotiations extended to July 2013 CRTPs to be phased out between 2013 […]

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PAT Findings on Winsor 2 Recommendations

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The decision of the Police Arbitration Tribunal on the Winsor 2 recommendations has been published today, 6 December 2012.  The report runs to 42 pages and can be accessed by clicking the link below. PAT FINAL Award 06122012 -Full Text Headline features of the report are as follows: The PAT have made ‘no decision’ on […]

Independent Police Arbitration Tribunal – 30th October

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The Staff Side appeared before the Police Arbitration Tribunal again on Tuesday 30th October. Following our earlier appearance on 18th October the Staff Side presented its case on the following recommendations contained in the Winsor II Report in respect of which it registered a ‘failure to agree’ at July’s PNB meeting. It has taken over […]

Pay Review Body Consultation

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The Government have announced a 4 week consultation period to scope how the transition from the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) to a Pay Review Body (PRB) should be made and to consider the details of the proposals for the PRB, including the terms of reference, membership and processes around it. Winsor 2 recommended that police […]

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