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    Police Federation for Northern Ireland Voluntary Fund Accounts

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  • Annual Reports
  • Advice

    Annual Leave Entitlement

    Annual leave entitlement for federated ranks is as follows:

    • Less than 2 years’ service        22 days

    • 2 or more years’ service           25 days

    • 5 or more years’ service           25 days

    • 10 or more years’ service         27 days

    • 15 or more years’ service         28 days

    • 20 or more years’ service         30 days

     

    Allowances

    Northern Ireland Transitional Allowance

    This allowance is £3,195 w.e.f. 1 September 2016.

    Competence Related Threshold Payment

    With effect from 1 September 2013 the rate of the Competence Related Threshold remains at £1,224.

     

    Jury Duty

    You are ineligible for jury service if you are:

    1. A serving police officer;
    2. A member of police staff directly employed by the PSNI; or
    3. You have been either 1 or 2 at any time within the past 10 years.

     

    Please take the actions set out below upon receipt of such a Notice:

    • Forward the Jury Notice as soon as possible to your District or Branch Chief Inspector
    • The Chief Inspector should write to the Juries Management Team. 

     

    Even if you are not automatically ineligible for jury service because of 1, 2 or 3 above does not apply to you, but subsequently receive a SUMMONS to serve on a jury, a request that you be excused from service can still be made by forwarding a a letter which states that 'due to both the nature of the individual's duties and from a personal security perspective I (the relevant Chief Inspector) believe exemption is justified'.

    However you must comply with the Summons unless the Courts Service has replied and granted the requested exemption.

  • Forms
  • Legal Assistance

    Professional and confidential legal services are offered to members by our long standing Solicitors.  Most of the matters referred under Federation Schemes are on behalf of individual members, the others being those affecting our membership in general.

    Due to the substantial increase in our dealings with the Solicitors it is now more important than ever that members are aware of the procedure for implementing their services.  Where a member requires legal assistance which he/she feels should be pursued with the backing and/or in the name of the Federation they must:

    1. Complete the Legal Assistance Application Form 
    2. Once the form has been submitted you will receive correspondence from the Federation Office to confirm if your application has been approved or denied.  If approved, the Solicitors will make contact with you.

     

    Enhanced Legal Cover

    The PFNI are pleased to announce Enhanced Legal Cover, effective 1st January 2017, for Voluntary Fund Subscribers, in addition to that already provided under the Voluntary Fund Rules.

    The Insurance Cover is designed to enable claims, from serving Officers, where legal action is taken against them, which is not covered by the term 'bona-fide' performance of duty.

    What is covered:

    1. Crime, pre-charge;
    2. Crime, post-charge;
    3. Civil Legal Defence;
    4. Disciplinary Hearings;
    5. Personal Injury;
    6. Contract Cover;

     

    Click here to download Enhanced Legal Cover Policy Document > 

    Click here to apply for Legal Assistance >

  • Police Negotiating Board Circulars

    Office of Manpower Economics (This site contains information relating to circulars back to 2006).

  • Regulations

    Royal Ulster Constabulary Pensions Regulations 1988 No. 374

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/1988/374/contents/made

    The Police Pension Scheme 1988 – Members guide

    https://www.nipolicingboard.org.uk/sites/nipb/files/media-files/police-pension-scheme-1988.pdf

    The Police Pension (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2007 No. 476

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2007/476/contents/made#pageTitle

    The New Police Pension Scheme 2006 – Members guide

    https://www.nipolicingboard.org.uk/police-pensions

    The Police Pension Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2015/113/contents/made

    The Police Pensions (NI) Scheme 2015 – members guide

    https://www.nipolicingboard.org.uk/sites/nipb/files/media-files/police-pension-scheme-2015.pdf

    HSE Guide to Working Time Regulations

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/workingtimedirective.htm

    The Police Service of Northern Ireland Regulations 2005 No. 547

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2005/547/contents/made

  • Rules

    Police Federation for Northern Ireland Rules

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    Police Federation for Northern Ireland Voluntary Fund Rules

    Voluntary Fund Rules > 

  • Pay Review Submissions & Pay Review Reports

    Pay Review Submissions

    Police Federation for Northern Ireland Police Remuneration Review Body Submission 2015/16

    Police Remuneration Review Body Submission 2015/16 >

    Police Federation for Northern Ireland Police Remuneration Review Body Submission 2016/17

    Police Remuneration Review Body Submission 2016/17 >

    Police Federation for Northern Ireland Police Remuneration Review Body Submission 2017/18

    Police Remuneration Review Body Submission 2017/18 >

    Police Federation for Northern Ireland Police Remuneration Review Body Submission 2018/19

    Police Remuneration Review Body Submission 2018/19 >

     

    Pay Review Reports

    Police Remuneration Review Body

  • Pay Scales & Allowances

    Allowances

    Northern Ireland Transitional Allowance

    This allowance is £3,195 w.e.f. 1 September 2016.

    Competence Related Threshold Payment

    With effect from 1 September 2013 the rate of the Competence Related Threshold remains at £1,224.

     

    Pay Scales

    PSNI CONSTABLE PAY SCALE                                                                                                 

    The following revised pay scales for officers serving in the PSNI are applicable from 1 September 2017:

     

    PSNI CONSTABLE PAY SCALE RECRUITED BEFORE 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

    Pay point

    With effect from 1.9.2016

    With effect from 1.9.2017

    Non – Consolidated Payment  1.9.2017 –31.8.2018

    On commencing service as PSNI trainee

    £24,204 (d)

    £24,447

    £243

    On commencing service as probationary PSNI constable

    £27,015

    £27,285

    £270

    2

    £28,584 (a)

    £28,869

    £285

    3

    £30,330

    £30,633

    £303

    4

    £31,284

    £31,596

    £312

    5

    £32,292

    £32,616

    £324

    6

    N/A (c)

    N/A (c)

    N/A (c)

    7

    N/A (c)

    N/A (c)

    N/A (c)

    8

    £35,127

    £35,478

    £351

    9

    £37,251 (c)

    N/A (c)

    N/A (c)

    10

    £38,001 (b)

    £38,382

    £381

     (a) All officers move to this salary point on completion of two years’ satisfactory service as a constable (at attestation/graduation trainees become constables).

    (b) Officers in the PSNI who have been on this point for a year will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

     Assimilation

    (c) Under the agreements reached in PNB in 2014, the above constables’ pay scale will be reduced by 3 points over 3 years from 1 April 2015. Pay point 6 was removed in April 2015.  Pay point 7 was removed in April 2016, with pay point 9 in April 2017.  When a pay point is removed, officers will not immediately move to the next highest point but will move to the next highest point in line with his/her incremental date, subject to satisfactory performance as assessed in APR.

    (d) Applies only to those trainees appointed in earlier recruitment campaigns but not yet graduated.

     

     PAY SCALE FOR TRAINEES/CONSTABLES RECRUITED ON OR AFTER 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

    Pay point

    With effect from 1.9.2016

    With effect from 1.9.2017

    Non – Consolidated Payment 1.9.2017 – 31.8.2018

    On commencing service as a PSNI trainee

    £19,578 (a)

    £19,773

    £195

    On commencing service as a probationary PSNI constable

    £22,896 (b)

    £23,124

    £228

    2

    £23,931

    £24,171

    £240

    3

    £24,975

    £25,224

    £249

    4

    £26,016

    £26,277

    £261

    5

    £28,098

    £28,380

    £282

    6

    £32,292

    £32,616

    £324

    7

    £38,001

    £38,382

    £381

     

    (a) All trainees enter at point 0 and remain on point 0 until attestation/graduation.

    (b) At attestation/graduation trainees become constables and move on to point 1.

     

    PSNI SERGEANT PAYSCALE

    Pay point

    With effect from 1.9.2016

    With effect from 1.9.2017

    Non – Consolidated Payment  1.9.2017 – 31.8.2018

    1

    £39,300 (a)

    £39,693

    £393

    2

    £40,620

    £41,025

    £405

    3

    £41,487

    £41,901

    £414

    4

    £42,708 (b)

    £43,134

    £426

     

    (a)Entry point for all sergeants on promotion.

    (b) Sergeants in the PSNI who have been on this point for a year will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

     

    PSNI INSPECTOR PAY SCALE                                                                                                     

    Pay point

    With effect from 1.9.2016

    With effect from 1.9.2017

    Non – Consolidated Payment  1.9.2017 – 31.8.2018

    0

    £48,690

    £49,176

    £486

    1

    £50,061

    £50,562

    £501

    2

    £51,435

    £51,948

    £513

    3

         £52,812 (a)

    £53,340

    £528

     

    (a) Inspectors in the PSNI who have been on this point for a year will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

     

    PSNI CHIEF INSPECTOR PAY SCALE                                                                                                     

     

    Pay point

    With effect from 1.9.2016

    With effect from 1.9.2017

    Non – Consolidated Payment 1.9.2017 – 31.8.2018

    1

    £53,892

    £54,432

    £540

    2

    £54,975

    £55,524

    £549

    3

    £56,109 (a)

    £56,670

    £561

     

    (a) Chief Inspectors in the PSNI who have been on this point for a year will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

     

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