Friday, 28 September 2018 05:49

POLICE FEDERATION SAYS UK GOVT “SHAMEFUL” IN COMPARISON TO SNP

The Police Federation for England and Wales has praised the SNP’s support for police officers in Scotland, who are set to receive an immediate 6.5% pay increase.
 

In a damning intervention, the Chair of the PFEW has said the “shameful” UK Government has shown “contempt for those who put their lives on the line for the public”, which he says is in stark contrast to the SNP’s support for officers in Scotland.
 
The federation branded the Tory government’s 2% pay rise for officers in England and Wales in July ‘derisory’, claiming that 1% of that rise had been paid the previous year, and the remainder only amounted a 0.85% increase after inflation.
 
Fulton MacGregor MSP, who sits on Holyrood’s Justice Committee, said:
 
“While the Tories in England are presiding over the lowest number of police officers recorded since the early 1980s, the SNP is maintaining police numbers above 2007 levels and giving officers the biggest pay rise in 20 years.
 
“It’s embarrassing that the Brexit obsessed Tories are telling Scots to focus on the issues that matter the most to people as they categorically fail to manage crime and justice south of the border.
 
“Scotland has a higher number of officers than at any time during the previous administration, with a higher police to population ratio than the rest of the UK.
 
“Over a decade of SNP Government, we have made huge progress tackling crime on our streets, but we want to do even more. And that’s why our Programme for Government has committed a major package of reforms to the justice system, introducing a new support system for victims, witnesses and families of those affected by crime as well as for engagement between victims and offenders to benefit victims and prevent reoffending.”
 
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