25 January 2023
Derbyshire Police Federation members can get help with their finances through a series of free online seminars.
Metfriendly, a financial services provider to the police service, is running sessions covering a range of finance-related topics.
The webinars cover family finance, retirement, and pension myth-busting.
The seminars come as the branch’s recent pay and morale survey found that 65 per cent of Derbyshire Police officers worried about the state of their finances every day or almost every day while 12 per cent reported never or almost never having enough money to cover their essentials.
Some 86 per cent of respondents in Derbyshire felt they were financially worse off than five years ago, the survey found.
Tony Wetton, Derbyshire Police Federation chair, said: “The shocking results of our pay and morale survey lay bare just how many police officers are struggling with their finances and many of us need all the financial advice and support we can get at the moment.”