Police Negotiating Board circular - 2021-05 - senior officers pay

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Police Negotiating Board Circular: Senior Officers Pay 2021/05

Police Negotiating Board

Independent Secretary: Ryan Paterson

Scottish Government
1 Rear, St Andrew's House

Police Negotiating Board Agreement

1. The Official and Staff Sides of Police Negotiating Board have reached agreement on the pay of senior police officers. Details are set out in the attached memorandum.

2. This Police Negotiating Board agreement has been approved by Scottish Ministers. The Scottish Police Authority now has the authority to implement this agreement*. In due course, the relevant Minister will make formal determinations.

3. Any enquiries about this circular should be addressed to the Independent Secretariat at the Scottish Government Tel.07880244605, to the Official Side Secretary Tel.020 7187 7341 or the Staff Side Secretary Tel.0300 303 0027. Enquiries to the Independent Secretariat relating to the interpretation of this circular should be made in writing.

18 November 2021

* Police Negotiating Board Circulars form a single numerical series. Those which in themselves provide authority to implement an agreement carry the serial number alone, while those which are advisory are designated as such after the serial number.


The Official and Staff Sides of Police Negotiating Board have reached agreement on a pay award for police officers, as set out in Police Negotiating Board circular 2021/02, the pay of senior officers is as follows:

  With effect from 1 April 2021
Chief Constable £221,383
Deputy Chief Constable £181,324
Assistant Chief Constable £124,504


Email: PNB.Secretariat@gov.scot

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