Home Office circulars

Circulars are official Home Office documents that provide updates and details on policy and procedures.

They are useful to people who work for, or with, the Home Office or who need to know the latest policy updates.

All circulars since 2003 are stored here; if you need an earlier circular then please contact us.

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Ref Title Broad subject Sub category Issue date

002/2013

Amendments to police pension scheme

This Circular advises on voluntary exit scheme, automatic enrolment,and pension deferral provisions in the Police Pensions Regulations 2012. It also provides information on the pension earnings cap.

Police Service

Police pensions

16/01/2013

001/2013

Home Secretary's decision on the findings of the Police Arbitration Tribunal and the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales of 24th July 2012 in relation to the Part 2 Report of the Winsor Review

This circular publishes the Home Secretary's decision on the findings of the Police Arbitration Tribunal (PAT) of 6th December 2012 and the advice of the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales (PABEW) of 24th July 2012 in relation to the Part 2 Report of the Independent Review of Police Officer and Staff Remuneration and Conditions, led by Tom Winsor.

Police service

Police pay and conditions

15/01/2013

025/2012

Amendment to the determinations made under Police Regulations 2003, to implement a change to chief constables' pay (recommendation 64 from the Winsor Review’s Final Report)

This circular announces the amendment to the determinations made under Police Regulations 2003, to implement a change to chief constables' pay (recommendation 64 from the Winsor Review’s Final Report).

Police service

Police pay and conditions

19/12/2012

024/2012

Amendments to the determinations under Police Regulations 2003 – references to police authorities and implementation of Winsor Part 1 recommendation 8 on changes to public holiday arrangements

This circular announces amendments to the determinations under Police Regulations 2003 – references to police authorities and implementation of Winsor Part 1 recommendation 8 on changes to public holiday arrangements.

Police service

Police pay and conditions

27/11/2012

023/2012

Changes to the police complaints system and procedures for dealing with police officer misconduct and unsatisfactory performance

The purpose of this circular is to inform you of new legislation and associated guidance that will come into force on 22 November 2012 and which makes changes to the police complaints system and procedures for dealing with police officer misconduct and unsatisfactory performance in Home Office police forces in England and Wales.

Police service

Police discipline

16/11/2012