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POLICE AUTHORITIES WILL NOT BACK SHEEHY'S PAY AND CONTRACT PLANS

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The police authorities' response to the Sheehy report today, will not back Sheehy's controversial plans for fixed t...
The police authorities' response to the Sheehy report today, will not back Sheehy's controversial plans for fixed term contracts and performance pay for police officers BBC Radio Four's Today programme heard this morning.

Mile Cann of the Local Government Management Board, which represents the 43 police authorities outside London, said the LGMB favoured those parts of the Sheehy report that attempt to modernise the allowance structure.

Revising allowances would make some savings which could be used to pay for more policemen on the beat he told the programme.

But police authorities believe fixed term contracts are 'entirely unnecessary' and having a retirement age of 60 for police officers is very 'dotty', Mr Cann said.

The LGMB would favour amendments to the pay structure, but he described Sheehy's performance pay proposals as crude and ill thought out.
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