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Police officers ‘thousands of pounds worse off than when Tories came to power’

By DPF Admin10th September 2017August 6th, 2019Area Updates, Latest News, Northern Updates, Southern Updates

Rank-and-file police officers are more than £6,000 a year worse off in real terms compared to 2010 when the Conservatives came to power, according to Labour analysis.

Shadow police minister Louise Haigh said it was no surprise that morale was at “rock bottom” given the pressure on officers’ wages from the 1% public sector pay cap at a time of “soaring” crime.

Labour’s analysis of official data and forecasts showed that officers across sergeant and constable ranks will have a projected mean annual salary of £40,512 this year, but if wages had risen in line with inflation since 2010 they would be on £46,649, leaving them on average £6,137 worse off.

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