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NCJ Number: 78122 Find in a Library
Title: Pay for the Police Service of the United Kingdom - Report 2 (From Committee of Inquiry on the Police - Reports, P 1-104, 1978 - See NCJ-78120)
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
United Kingdom

Great Britain Home Office
Scotland Office
United Kingdom

Great Britain Home Office
Northern Ireland Office
Dundonald House
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 3SU
Great Britain Home Office
London, England, SW1 2AU
Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report of the United Kingdom's Committee of Inquiry on the Police examines current police pay scales and offers recommendations for revisions.
Abstract: The representative bodies which gave evidence before the committee were generally agreed that 1960, the last time an independent body examined police pay scales, was a convenient starting point for a review of police pay. Following a review of the history of police pay from 1960 to the present, current pay scales are examined for all ranks from police constable to chief constable in provincial forces and from police constable to commissioner in the metropolitan and London forces. Changes in police duties and responsibilities since 1960 are also examined. The continuation of national rates of pay throughout the United Kingdom is recommended, with supplementary pay, such as rent allowances, varying according to the requirements of each locality. It is further recommended that pay scales for the federated and superintending ranks be updated on September 1, 1979 and in subsequent years in accordance with changes in the index of average earnings in the previous 12 months. A new negotiating body, which is proposed in another report of the commmittee, would propose variations to the updating process according to changes either in the police service or in pay movements in the economy as a whole. The information and data appended include current pay scales, the history of police pay, crime statistics, traffic statistics, legislation since 1960, and recommended pay scales.
Index Term(s): Organization studies; Pay rates; Police personnel; Standards; United Kingdom (UK)
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