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Time to transfer Police Officers in Scotland secure biggest pay rise in years

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All Police Officers in Scotland will receive a 6.5% pay rise the biggest rise in 20 years.

The good news for officers in Scotland is this will be backdated to September 1st.

The bad news for cops in England is they’ll only get a 2% rise. Maybe it’s time to consider a move to Scotland.

All cops in Police Scotland will receive the biggest rise they’ve received in 20 years with an immediate 6.5% increase which will be backdated until September 1st 2018.

Officers in England have only been offered a 2% raise.

Minister for Justice Humza Yousaf said: “Absolutely delighted agreement has been reached to give Police Officers in Scotland an immediate 6.5% pay increase, backdated to 1st Sept 2018 for next 31-months.

“This significant pay increase further recognises the value & trust the Scottish Govt places in our Police service.

The decision means all officers in Scotland below the rank of Assistant Chief Constable will receive a substantial increase in their salary.

The SPA said the deal represents the biggest pay increase in 20 years and will represent an additional £125m in officer wages over the next three years.

The Scottish Police Federation has released a statement: “These negotiations have been protracted and on occasions challenging.

“For all that it is important to note that agreement could not have been reached without the commitment of all parties on all sides.

“Whilst none of us wished the 1st of September to come and go with the issue of pay unresolved, you will know the increases are back-dated to 1st September and I hope you will agree with me that the outcome was worth the delay and effort.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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