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PSC joint circular 135 – PSC Handbook (update)


LGA, 18 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HZ
Telephone 020 7187 7340 
Employers’ Side Secretary, Sarah Ward
e-mail: [email protected]

Unison Centre,130 Euston Road
London, NW1 2AY
Telephone 020 7121 5272
Trade Union Side Secretary, Ben Priestley
e-mail:  [email protected] 

To: Police and Crime Commissioner
Force Personnel/HR Manager/Payroll Manager

30 January 2024


Dear Sir/Madam

Following the PSC pay settlement for 2023-24, the following changes and updates have been made to the PSC Handbook:

  1. Section 2, Pay, Paragraph 1, Pay Spine (page 13)  – The national pay spine has been updated to reflect the pay settlement
  2. Section 2, Pay, Paragraph 13.2, Payments for standby duty (page 18) – The payment has been increased as part of the pay settlement
  3. Section 6 - Appointments and Allied Arrangements, Paragraph 7, Political Restrictions – this is a new paragraph. This was previously guidance note 11
  4. Any changes since 1 April 2017 are shown by an *.

The revised PSC Handbook can be accessed at: If you require any clarification or information on these changes to the PSC Handbook, please refer to the contact details above.

Yours sincerely                          
Ben Priestley                        
Trade Union Side Secretary 

David Algie
Employers’ Side Secretariat