06 February 2019
The DUP’s South Belfast MP Emma Little-Pengelly has welcomed the approval of a two per-cent consolidated increase to the existing pay scales for the federated and superintending ranks of the PSNI.
The DUP's Westminster justice spokesperson highlighted,
”A two per-cent increase will also be applied to the Northern Ireland Transitional Allowance and dog handlers’ allowance. This is in addition to any contractual entitlement to incremental progression. The award mirrors that made to officers in England & Wales and will be backdated to 1 September 2018."
Furthermore, Northern Ireland Prison Service staff received incremental progression in September 2018, following informal negotiations with prison service staff associations.
The South Belfast MP paid tribute to the incredibly brave men and women who work tirelessly to keep the people of Northern Ireland can safe. She continued,
"Last month I reiterated the call from the Police Federation that there must be parity for all Police officers across the United Kingdom. A officer in the PSNI must be treated the same as an officer in Scotland or England. I am delighted that this has now been agreed.”