A combination of government-led changes to pay mean a police constable who has just completed initial training in England and Wales is paid about £6,700 less now than they would have been a decade ago, once inflation is taken into account. These figures exclude overtime and special allowances, but those are unlikely to have made up for decreasing basic pay.
Data source: Police Federation, 2019
Pay for years before 2019 has been adjusted for inflation using the Office for National Statistics preferred CPIH measure. For 2019, second-quarter inflation estimates have been used.