Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2021 Comments on Police Pay Review Progress

The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 14 September 2021.

This announcement is yet further evidence that our police have no confidence in this Government or the Home Secretary.

The Government – shamefully – has pushed through a real terms pay cut which is insulting to our brave police who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. The system needs to be fair and transparent.

Now that the Police Superintendents Association has joined the Police Federation in withdrawing from the pay-review body, the Home Secretary must – urgently – address how it can be reformed so police have confidence in a system that works for them.