Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed a new three year pay settlement for police officers.
The deal, agreed by the Police Federation and the Home Secretary, sets out the terms of a pay settlement for police officers over the next three years, worth 2.65% in 2008, 2.6% in 2009 and 2.55% in 2010. This means that by 2010 a police constable will be able to earn up to £36,500 – 50% more than in 1997.
This will provide stability to the police service while also being affordable for the Government. Multi-year fixed rate pay deals like this one help to ensure the cost of living is kept under control for families across the country.
In 1997 a constable on completion of initial training was paid £17,274. As a result of this award, it will be £24,675 from 1 September 2008 and reach £25,962 by 1 September 2010, a 50% increase on 1997.
David Hanson said:
“I am pleased that a deal has been struck with the Police Federation for a three year package which is one of the fairest deals in the public sector.
“The police in North Wales and across the UK do an extremely important job in protecting and serving the British people.”