Theresa May (Home Secretary; Maidenhead, Conservative)
In that statement I committed to consult with partners on proposals for implementing changes to the police officer pay machinery, including establishing a pay review body for officers.
I can confirm that the consultation on the implementation of this important reform will launch today on
The changes to the way in which police pay and conditions are determined, including establishing a pay review body, are part of a wider police reform agenda including the introduction of police and crime commissioners, the reduction in bureaucracy, developing professionalism in the service and the creation of the police professional body, and improving service to the public through collaboration between police forces. Police officers deserve to have pay and workforce arrangements that recognise the vital role they play in fighting crime and keeping the public safe, and enable them to deliver effectively for the public.
A copy of the consultation document is also available in the House Library and I will report to the House on the results of the consultation exercises early next year.