Lowest sergeants’ pay point removed


PUBLISHED 09 Dec 2020

IN News

Changes to the sergeants’ pay scales should help encourage PCs to seek promotion, says the chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation.

Liz Groom was speaking after the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) agreed to remove the lowest pay point on the sergeants’ pay scale, a change which came into effect with the annual pay rise on 1 September.

She said: “This now means there is a greater gap between the top pay point of the constables’ pay scale and the bottom point of the sergeants’ pay scale.

“The aim is to attract more PCs into the rank of sergeant since some thought the previous pay increase was insufficient to warrant them going through the whole promotion process and then taking on the extra responsibilities involved.”

The following approach has been taken to implement the removal of the lowest sergeants’ pay point and to ensure there is no leapfrogging: