Circular 015/2014: amendments to the determinations under Police Regulations 2003

This circular publishes amendments to determinations made under the Police Regulations 2003, to implement recommendations from Part 2 of the Winsor Review and other outstanding Police Negotiating Board (PNB) agreements.

The Secretary of State has agreed to implement PNB agreements in relation to:

  • the 2014/15 pay award with effect from 1 September 2014, unless otherwise stated (PNB Circulars 14/13, 14/15, 14/16, 14/17 and 14/19); and

  • the pay scale for Assistant Chief Constables and Commanders (PNB Circular 14/10)

This circular publicises amendments to the Secretary of State’s determinations under the Police Regulations 2003 to implement these decisions, as detailed below. 

Home Office Circular 006/2014 explained the changes to pay scale structures from 1 April 2014 onwards and includes an updated set of FAQs.

Implementation of PNB agreements

Pay increase for federated and superintendent ranks 2014/15 – Amendments to Annex F

The salary rates for federated and superintendent ranks are to be increased by 1% with effect from 1 September 2014, in line with PNB circulars 2014/15 and 2014/16.

Chief officers’ pay 2013/14 – Amendment to Annex F

The pay of chief officers is to be increased with effect from 1 September 2014 as set out in PNB Circular 2014/13 (Amended).

London weighting – Amendment to Annex F

The level of London Weighting is to be increased from £2,301 to £2,325 with effect from 1 July 2014, as per PNB Circular 2014/19.

Dog Handlers’ Allowance – Amendment to Annex U

With effect from 1 September 2014, the dog handler’s allowance is to be increased to £2,175 in line with cost of living increases (PNB Circular 2014/17).

Recommendation 62 – New pay scale for Assistant Chief Constables – Amendment to Annex F

Pay points 1, 3 and 5 were removed from the ACCs’ pay scale for Assistant Chief Constables (ACC) on 1 June 2014, 1 June 2015 and 1 June 2016 respectively.

Incremental for Assistant Chief Constables and Commanders resumed on 1 June 2014.

An incorrect date of 1 April 2014 (rather than 1 June 2014) was published on 8 May in PNB Circular 2014/10 and subsequently in determinations via Home Office circular 006/2014. This has been corrected in PNB Circular 2014/10(revised).

ACCs’ pay will continue to be linked to the annual appraisal process.

The correct new pay scale is set out in the attached amendments to determinations.