May: Police may face pay cuts
Police officers are likely to face pay cuts as part of a drive to make savings in the service in England and Wales, the home secretary has indicated.
Theresa May told police leaders in London that three-quarters of their budget - £11bn a year - was spent on wages.
The government is planning to cut its funding for the police by 20% by 2015.
A review of police wages and conditions will be published next week, and could consider cutting overtime payments.
02 Mar 2011