Thursday 4 October 2018 / 9:24 AM Louise Haigh / Policing

A below inflation pay offer is not ending austerity for the police – Louise Haigh

Louise Haigh, Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister, responding to news that the Police Federation is to challenge the Home Office over their failure to implement pay body recommendations, said:

“The Home Secretary’s below inflation pay offer was an insult to police officers nationwide and the failure to respect the independent pay body made a mockery of the process.

“Theresa May promised an end to austerity in her speech to Tory conference but a below inflation pay offer is not ending austerity for the police.

“Rank and file officers will feel duped by a Home Secretary whose actions have not lived up to his words. It’s time he showed some respect and gave police officers the pay rise they richly deserve.”