Police pay to be cut by £4,000 in England and Wales
15 January 2013 Last updated at 18:44 GMT
The starting salary for police constables in England and Wales is being cut by £4,000 to £19,000, the home secretary has confirmed.
Theresa May has accepted recommendations on reform made by the Police Arbitration Tribunal.
It follows proposals put forward last year in a review for an overhaul of police pay, conditions and allowances. Tom Symonds reports.