Archive for February 3rd, 2011

February 3rd, 2011

Och aye the noo

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The Scottish Police will have a new pay deal later this year which will save them £8million.

Special Priority Payments will be abolished as will performance-related bonus payments to superintendents & chief police officers, hurrah!

The Special Priority Payment scheme was divisive as it was only allowed to go to a certain percentage of the force & each force could chose to whom they paid it. It went to various groups. One of the excuses for getting it was being in a role which had difficulty retaining staff, such as detectives or neighbourhood officers. What it didn’t go to was front-line 24-hour police officers which seemed rather strange sihnce nobosy not on the front line ever wants to go back there.

We’ll see what the future holds for England & Wales, but I guess following Scotland’s lead wouldn’t be a bad start.