Police staff

We act as the Secretariat for the Employers' Side of the Police Staff Council (PSC). This was established to provide voluntary collective bargaining machinery for police staff in England and Wales.


We act as the Secretariat for the Employers' Side of the Police Staff Council (PSC). This was established to provide voluntary collective bargaining machinery for police staff in England and Wales.

It covers approximately 56,388 staff as of March 2018.

Information is communicated by both employer and joint circulars. Joint circulars are issued by the PSC. Employer circulars are issued by the Employers' Side.

The national agreements of the PSC are only binding if PCCs and chief constables agree to incorporate them within the contracts of employment of their employees.

January 2021

The PSC has reached an agreement for an increase in maternity and adoption leave: Joint circular no. 115 - maternity and adoption leave entitlement.

November 2020

The Police Staff Council had agreed revised Misconduct Procedures for Police Staff: Joint circular no. 114 - police staff council handbook: part 3 guidance on police staff misconduct procedures.

October 2020

The Police Staff Council has reached a pay agreement for 2020 - EMP circular 5/2020 - police staff pay 2020, followed by the joint circular pay award on 22 Oct 2020.

July 2020

The PSC has the following guidance for forces on Xmas working arrangements for 2020:>


June 2020

The Employers’ Side has received a pay and conditions claim from the Trade Union Side for 2020.

  • 6.5 per cent, or £1200, increase, whichever is the greater, on all PSC pay points with effect from 1 September 2020
  • 6.5 per cent increase on standby allowance and overnight away from home allowance with effect from 1 September 2020
  • an increase in the minimum annual leave entitlement in the Police Staff Council Handbook from 23 to 24 days on appointment and from 28 to 29 days after five years’ service. (Please note that this will not affect members with higher annual leave entitlement, as the Handbook sets out minimum entitlement to annual leave which some forces already improve upon by local agreement.)
  • all police staff apprenticeships to be job evaluated and placed on the minimum pay point of the appropriate police force pay grade
  • a statement within the claim to the effect that if the government and/or police employers seek/obtain additional investment in pay for policing during the 2020/21 pay year, that this is sought and distributed across the whole workforce.

April 2020

The Employers’ Side has issued the following circular.


December 2019

The Police Staff Council has issued a Joint Circular on the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ Charter:


November 2019

You can view older circulars on the police staff circulars page.

Contact

For police staff queries: police-staff@local.gov.uk.