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More than 2,600 police jobs are at risk because the UK Government is insisting forces fund a 1% pay rise for officers, say Labour.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says a leaked Treasury document shows the financial burden placed on police departmental budgets by the increase will come to £96million.
Labour said the internal document showed the police pay bill to be £9.6billion, with the average salary of the 123,000 full-time staff standing at £35,706.
The party calculated that some 2,680 police officers and staff could be at risk if numbers have to be cut.
Mr McDonnell said: “The Tories have tried to play a game of divide and rule over the public sector pay cap, by first announcing a below inflation pay offer for only prison and police officers, which in reality is just a pay cut.”