Clash points: Police v state


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Pay Police face a three-year pay freeze. Proposals to cut constables’ starting salaries to £19,000 and to link pay to performance rather than time served.

Pensions Along with other public sector staff, police pension contributions are increasing and their retirement funds will be reduced.

Recruitment Plans to recruit more graduates, improve educational qualifications for the police and fast-track high fliers.

Perks Home Secretary Theresa May has made clear her determination to reduce the array of bonuses and overtime payments.

Jobs Police budgets are already being squeezed and will take another hit in 2014-15, leading to further job losses on the frontline and in back-office roles.

Commissioners All ranks reacted coolly to the creation of Police and Crime Commissioners, fearing an increase in interference in day-to-day policing.