The announcement of the pay awards for prison officers and police officers in England and Wales heralded an easing of the Government's public-sector pay restraint, but most employee groups in the public safety sector received increases in line with the policy of pay awards averaging 1% in 2017.
Updated to reflect that the Independent Office for Police Conduct replaced the Independent Police Complaints Commission on 8 January 2018.
Updated to reflect changes to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 that enable disciplinary action to be taken against officers who leave the force.
The Supreme Court has held that EU law requires police officers to be able to bring discrimination claims in employment tribunals in respect of dismissals that are the result of police misconduct panel proceedings.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that a height restriction for applicants to the Greek police academy cannot be justified and constitutes indirect sex discrimination.
These tables summarise pay awards in the public safety sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.
Police and prison officers are set to be the first beneficiaries of the Government's decision to relax its 1% public sector pay cap, imposed in 2010.
New Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has opted to take a lower salary than that of her predecessor Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. Ruth Thomas, senior consultant for reward specialist Curo Compensation, asks whether the new police chief is setting a good example or exacerbating gender pay inequality.
An employment tribunal has held that a police force's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers on maternity leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners, is not discriminatory.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employers in the police service.