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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, in 37 forces in England and Wales.

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.

As a Secretariat we are only able to provide advice, guidance and support to Forces and employers.

April 2024

The PSC Trade Union Side has submitted its pay and conditions claim for 2024.

March 2024

The PSC has reached an agreement on a change to the PSC Pay Spine.

February 2024

The PSC has produced a report on its workforce pay and earning survey 2023.

January 2024

The PSC has updated the PSC Handbook. See the PSC joint circular 135 - PSC Handbook (update)

September 2023

The PSC has reached a Pay Agreement for 2023. See the updated pay spine – Joint Circular 134

September 2023

The PSC has reached a Pay Agreement for 2023

August 2023

The PSC has requested information to support a proposal for a long service award for police staff.

August 2023

The PSC Employers’ Side has issued the following update on pay for 2023:
EMP circular 2/2023 - Police staff pay 2023

May 2023

The PSC Trade Union Side has submitted its pay and conditions claim for 2023.

18 April 2023

The PSC Employers’ Side has issued the following update on pay for 2023: EMP circular 1/2023 - Police staff pay 2023

April 2023

PSC joint circular 131 – Political restrictions

PSC joint circular 130 – King's coronation bank holiday

February 2023

The PSC has updated the PSC Handbook.

December 2022

The PSC has issued some further guidance on the revised pay award.

October 2022

The PSC has issued an amended pay circular.

October 2022

The PSC has reached a revised pay agreement for 2022.

September 2022

The PSC has issued guidance on working arrangements on the day of the State Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

July 2022

The PSC Employers’ Side has issued the following update.

EMP circular 2/22 - Police Staff Pay 2021-23

June 2022

The PSC has updated the PSC Handbook.

The joint circular 124 relates to an updated PSC Handbook.

May 2022

The PSC has reached a pay agreement for 2021 and 2022 – the joint circular pay award 6 May 2022.

February 2022

The PSC has issued the following guidance on apprenticeships.

November 2021

The PSC has updated the PSC Handbook.

View the new PSC Handbook (November 2021).

The joint circular 119 relates to an updated PSC Handbook.

May 2021

The PSC Trade Union Side has submitted its pay and conditions claim for 2021.

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

Contact

For police staff queries: [email protected].

Archive material

Police staff council archive material.