Date lodged: 15 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many Police Scotland staff will have a reduction in their salary from April 2019 as a consequence of the current pay offer.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 14 March 2019
The Scottish Government does not hold this information. Police Scotland and the SPA confirm that the pay and reward modernisation package recently agreed with trade unions will directly benefit the majority of police staff. More than 70% of police staff will benefit, a number of staff will face no change and a minority may experience a detrimental effect. However for those facing a reduction, SPRM provides pay protection for two years in the form of a lump sum or monthly payments. The exact figures will be determined by changes to posts and shift patterns in the lead up to implementation.