Evidence for Performance-Related and Skills-Based Pay: Implications for Policing

Steven Lockey, Les Graham, Qin Zhou

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


On 1 October 2010, the UK Home Secretary announced that a review of pay and conditions of the Police forces in England and Wales would be undertaken with a purpose of improving service for the public and maximising value for money. The Winsor (2012) report to the Home Office recommended that pay progression be linked to (a) performance, and (b) skill acquisition, rather than the traditional time-served model.

This report provides a comprehensive review of the empirical research conducted into performance-related pay (PRP) in the public sector and skills-based pay (SBP) across sectors in order to review their efficacy, and provides recommendations relating to their potential design and utility in policing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDurham, UK
PublisherDurham University
Commissioning bodyNational Police Chiefs' Council
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2017


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