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.”