Circular 23/14 advised members that we had applied to the Department for an increase in pay in line with the 2014 Police Negotiating Board (PNB) agreement after it’s approval by the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
The PNB agreed an increase of salary of 1% for the federated ranks with effect from 1 September 2014. As the Force had advised they had a team working on it we assumed (wrongly it would appear) that the Department would honour the agreement in line with the parity agreement and previous pay negotiations.
Unfortunately, we have now received a reply from the Department rejecting our request under the premise that we did not seek to implement the CRTP reduction and new pay scales implemented by HDPF – these resulted from the Winsor review.
We have responded to the Department informing them of the fact that Winsor does not currently apply to MDP and should be negotiated as part of TACOS. We have informed them that TACOS and the annual pay negotiation are two quite distinct and completely different processes and, as such, one should not be dependent upon the other.
Members will be updated whenever the Department respond but you can rest assured we will robustly pursue this as clearly the Departments position is incorrect. The issues they have questioned have applied to the Home Office for some time, during which awards have been honoured for the Ministry of Defence Police.
Update – In reference to the letter sent today from the National Chairman to Jonathan Slater (Annex I) I can confirm that we have received a response, stating that the Federation will receive a formal decision from the Department in the next two days regarding TACOS and Pay.