Since its creation nearly 100 years ago, the structure and operation of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) had remained largely unaltered, so in 2012 we decided that it was time to review the way in which we worked as an organisation.
An independent review was subsequently commissioned by us, managed by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and led by Sir David Normington.
The final report
In January 2014, the Police Federation of England and Wales Independent Review was published with 36 recommendations from the panel that aimed to ‘create a Police Federation that can act as a credible voice for rank and file police officers and genuinely serve the public good as well as its members’ interests.
We agreed to implement all of the review recommendations at our Annual Conference in May 2014. These fundamental changes are being built upon a revised Core Purpose which reflects our commitment to act in the public interest, with accountability to the public and our members.
We have reached a major milestone in our organisational reform as the new regulations that govern us were approved by the Home Office and made law on 31 December 2017. At the close of 2017, 32 of the 36 recommendations put forward by the review panel had been completed (12 are subject to our elections process completing).
Independent Review update - November 2017
Independent Review update - August 2017
Independent Review update - April 2017
Quick Reference Overview - April 2017
Independent Review update - September 2016
Independent Review update - April 2016
Independent Review update - May 2015
RSA Independent Review Progress Report - October 2013
RSA Press Release: The next stage of the Police Federation review - July 2013 (consultation period extended)
PFEW News: Independent Review Consultation Now Open - May 2013
The Police Federation of England and Wales Independent Review - Outline
Annual Public Vallue Report 2016/17 - will be released at our Annual Conference
Annual Public Value Report 2015/16
Annual Public Value Report 2014/15
PFEW Independent Review - Terms of Reference
RSA appointed to support the PFEW Independent Review – message from Sir David Normington
Police Federation of England and Wales announces Independent Review Panel
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