Can you Summarise the Significance of the Decision in Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland v Agnew [2023]?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 9 April 2024
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Holiday Pay

In October 2023, the UK Supreme Court delivered its eagerly-awaited decision in the case of Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland v Agnew [2023]. The UK Supreme Court unanimously upheld the decision of the NI Court of Appeal (and that of the NI Industrial Tribunal in the first instance) that police and civilian officers were entitled to underpayments of holiday pay dating back up to 20 years.

The appeal centred on the claims of 3,380 police constables and 364 civilian employees of the PSNI, who argued that they had been underpaid for their annual leave, which had only been calculated to their basic pay despite regularly working overtime. The PSNI accepted that there had

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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