On Monday, 5 February, the Metropolitan Police Service submitted written evidence to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) to inform the national process for determining the 2018 pay award for police officers.
The Met's submission sets out a range of factors that influence decisions on pay - both those calling for pay growth and those impacting on affordability.
Because of the specific operational pressures and demands affecting officers policing London, as well as the scale of transformation the Met is delivering this year, we are recommending the continued payment of the non-consolidated one per cent element of last year's pay award plus a further two per centaward for 2018/19.
Robin Wilkinson, Director of People and Change, said: "We recognise in our written submission the range of factors impacting on officers in the Met and the unique challenges in London, as well as the on-going budget pressures. Our evidence inevitably has to balance these factors. Nevertheless, we have made a strong and clear recommendation."
In March the PRRB will hear oral evidence. The members of the review body will then look at the evidence submitted by all parties and collected from their visits before making their recommendations to Government. It is expected that the Government will then announce their decision in the summer.