POLICE pay rises could affect Rotherham CSE investigations, South Yorkshire’s policing tsar suggested.
Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings expressed mixed feelings about police and prison service raises.
His statement comes one day after the Government announced the end of a one per cent pay rise cap on some public sector pay.
Police officers will receive one per cent pay rise plus a one per cent bonus — doctors, nurses and other public workers are not affected.
Dr Billings said: “I am pleased that police and prison officers in South Yorkshire will receive pay increases.
South Yorkshire police chief concerned over funding pay rise for officers
South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has voiced concerns over finding the cash needed for a pay rise for officers.
Dr Alan Billings spoke out after the Home Office announced a one per cent pay rise for bobbies along with a one per cent one-year lump sum bonus – ending a public sector pay cap which has limited pay rises for the past seven years.
He said he was pleased that police officers are to receive pay increases again but pointed out that no extra cash has been given to forces to meet the cost, meaning reserves will have to be used.