Pay Award 2023


For the past few weeks, the joint Trade Union Side of the Police Staff Council have been negotiating with the national employers for 2023/24 pay.

Unite, alongside sister trade unions, has been clear that our members will not accept any offer below the recent public sector pay award for police officers. We have also called for a commitment to maintaining a minimum rate of the Real Living Wage, on the police staff pay spines. 

The following offer has now been made by the national Employers’ Side:

  • A one-year pay deal;
  • A 7% pay increase on all pay points on the PSC pay spine as of 1 September 2023;
  • A 7% increase on Standby Allowance from £32.23 to £34.49 as of 1 September 2023.

The 7% increase would ensure that this pay point is above the Real Living Wage as of 1 September 2023.

It was confirmed by the Employers’ Side of the Police Staff Council during our pay negotiations that the Home Office has made additional funding available to forces for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 pay years, to ensure that when this is added to whatever forces had already budgeted for this year’s pay award, (on average 2.5%), the 7% pay award would be fully funded. This should mean that forces do not need to make any additional budget cuts in order to afford to pay the award if it is accepted.

Unite’s position is that this is the best offer that can be achieved through negotiation and we will now be consulting with our members about whether you wish to accept or reject the offer.

Please ensure you have your say and vote for the pay offer