PSC joint circular 125 – State Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


LGA, 18 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HZ
Telephone 020 7187 7340 
Employers’ Side Secretary, Sarah Ward
e-mail: police-staff@local.gov.uk

Unison Centre,130 Euston Road
London, NW1 2AY
Telephone 020 7121 5272
Trade Union Side Secretary, Ben Priestley
e-mail: b.priestley@unison.co.uk


To: Police and crime commissioner (copy chief exec & treasurer)
Chief constables (copy force personnel/HR manager/payroll manager)
Trade Union Branches

cc: PSC members
Scotland and MPS (for information only)


13 September 2022

Joint circular 125 – State Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Dear colleague

The Government has announced that there will be an additional bank holiday on Monday 19 September 2022 to mark the occasion of the State Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

Police Forces are advised that all police staff will be entitled to a holiday with a normal day’s pay on the additional bank holiday (pro-rata for part-time employees). 

Furthermore, unless a local agreement is in place, police staff who are required to work on Monday 19 September 2022 should in addition to the normal pay for the day, be entitled to receive payment at plain time for the actual number of hours worked, plus time off in lieu equal to the actual number of hours worked. 

For those staff who work a shift rota, where the bank holiday coincides with a rest day or free day, the rest/free day should be treated as a bank holiday and in addition a substitute rest or free day shall be given.

Yours sincerely                               

Ben Priestley, Trade Union Side Secretary 
David Algie, Employers’ Side Secretariat