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Pay Award Statement from Sussex Police Federation

The Government have announced this year's pay deal for officers. A 1% pay increase and a 1% 'bonus' which is non-pensionable.

The 2% award amounts to a 1% pensionable pay rise across the board, plus 1% as an additional amount of money this year which will be non-pensionable.

On a day when inflation has risen again to 2.9%, this pay deal continues to represent a cut, in real terms, to Police officer pay. It is yet more evidence, that despite the words of praise and admiration, this Government places no value in the service the Police provide or the sacrifices officers make on a daily basis - actions really do speak louder than words. At a time when it is abundantly clear that the service is at breaking point and officer morale is at an all-time low, this Governments continued approach to the people who provide the day to day security for our nation is staggering.

Andy Fittes our National General Secretary said "We asked for 2.8% and provided compelling evidence to support this, which on first review appears to be reflected in the recommendations made by the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) - the body which makes recommendations on police pay - to the Government. We were not greedy in what we asked for. Officers have been taking home about 15% less than they were seven years ago. While it is a step in the right direction, the Government should have done this sooner but we don't feel that non-consolidated pay awards are the way forward."

Nationally, the PFEW will now be looking closely at the details in the PRRB report and will provide a further update as to what other recommendations have been made as soon as possible.

I am sorry that I am unable to bring you better news.

Matt Webb
Sussex Police Federation

Emergency Services Driver Advice

The Police Federation of England and Wales has issued advice for Emergency Services Drivers in regards to Response Driving and Pursuits.

We would ask all our members to be aware of this advice. PLease Click Here to read this information.

Fallen Officer PC Keith Palmer

The Metropolitan Police Federation has launched a Memorial Fund in memory of fallen officer PC Keith Palmer.

Should you wish to, you can donate at:

Or you can donate to Metropolitan Police Federation, account no. - 11428594, Sort Code: 40-02-44.

Police Pensions - Auto-Enrolment

Link to Auto-Enrolment article on National PFEW website

Prepared by the PFEW Research and Policy Support Team, 27th March 2015

This document is designed to answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Career-Average Revalued Earnings Police Pension Scheme 2015 ("CARE 2015 Scheme"). The Government set out the intention and overarching framework for this scheme in the Reform Design Framework of September 2012. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

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