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Police starting pay cut to £19k

The starting salary for police officers is to be slashed by £4,000 to £19,000 after the Home Secretary Theresa May approved a package of controversial reforms.

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GMP chief on slashing junior police officers' pay

Greater Manchester Police's chief constable Sir Peter Fahy has spoken to ITV News about the decision to slash the starting salary for junior police officers by £4,000 to £19,000.

He said: "Overall, Chief Constables were against this proposal so that's why we welcome that we will have flexibilty.

"I'll be surprised if many forces start new entrants on at £19,000 because the fact is the people we're getting are very highly qualified, they've got previous experience, and therefore they will be justified to be on the higher rate".

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