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Police 2% pay rise 'a punch on the nose', Cressida Dick says

The government's refusal to increase police pay by 3% in England and Wales is a "punch on the nose", Britain's most senior police officer has said.Cressida Dick said she was "extremely disappointed" by the decision to give police a 2% rise, against the recommendation of an independent board.The Met Police chief said she did not want police to be affected by understaffing like the prison service. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said it had been a collective government decision."When it comes to pay recommendations… for millions of public sector workers… you have to, as a government, take them all into account," he told the Police Superintendents' Association annual conference in Leicester. Reality Check: What has happened to police n ...