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17 November, 2017

Julia Mulligan welcomes government announcement on Chief Constable pay and allowances

Following the government’s announcement on Chief Constable pay and allowances, Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:

I very much welcome the measures announced on Chief Officer pay transparency. This is something that I have been championing for years and have spoken to the Home Office about many times.  It may remind people of the mess I inherited when I first became PCC around Chief Police Officer allowance packages which had been paid by the former Police Authority, with seemingly scant reason and with no transparency whatsoever. And sadly, those issues were not unique to North Yorkshire.

“However, similarities clearly exist in the fire service. Recently, two Assistant Chief Fire Officers in North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service each received a £35,000 pay increase, coming at a time when the service needed to save millions of pounds and plans were being made to cut frontline firefighter roles.  It is mystifying how these pay rises were given the go-ahead in the first place, and even more so that they appeared to be backroom deals made behind closed doors.  Should I take on responsibility for the governance I will instil transparency and openness as I did at North Yorkshire Police and can reassure the public there will be no more secret deals on pay or anything else.”

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