I'm looking for data on police starting salaries over the past 30 years. Ideally if I could get as far back as 1979 when Thatcher introduced a significant increase, it would be great. Other than that, I just need some statistics. Does anyone have any ideas?

Also, I want to see the same statistics for other professions within the public sector across the same time frame. NHS, teachers, fire service would be perfect if anyone knows where there's any information on these.

asked 08 Mar '11, 14:21

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There seems to be an organogram and some salary data for the British Transport Police on data.gov.uk: Organogram and staff pay data for the British Transport Police Authority

Figures for police pay 2008-2010 arising from a 2008 pay settlement are available on the Home Office website: Home Office circular 024 / 2008 A three multi-year pay settlement for police officers

For general public sector pay trend data, have you tried the unions? Unison, maybe?


answered 08 Mar '11, 14:39

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Seems like the Guardian just made some data available via the datablog: Police pay: the key data from the Winsor report [http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/mar/08/police-pay-winsor-report]

(08 Mar '11, 15:25) psychemedia ♦♦

AFAICT the guardian data is quite limited (and comes directly from the report) -- it is just pay scales for different groups (police, firefighters etc) in public services in 2009/2010 so doesn't have much relevance for the question unfortunately.

(09 Mar '11, 09:42) rgrp ♦♦
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