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10 June 2019
Pay And Morale Survey 2019 launched today
The only national survey which captures members views on pay, conditions and morale launches today (Monday, June 10).
This year’s survey includes specific questions around pay reforms and members feedback is really important as it will be used as evidence in our Pay Review Remuneration Body (PRRB) submission in November.
Last year’s survey was completed by 902 Hampshire Constabulary officers, and we’d like to see that increase even more this year to ensure maximum representation of views. Our 2018 survey found that more police officers than ever (7.8%) have taken second jobs. This is up from 6.3% of respondents in 2017. A staggering 44.8% said they worry about the state of their personal finances either every day or almost every day. And more than one in nine (11.8%) said they never or almost never have enough money to cover all of their essentials.
The vast majority of respondents, 87.9%, did not feel fairly paid considering the stresses and strains of their job.
The findings of this survey have never been more relevant, particularly following the governments derisory 2% pay ‘award’ announced last year.
The ‘award’ amounted to a measly uplift of 0.85% in real terms and is what led PFEW to lodge an application for judicial review around the government’s decision to ignore an independent body’s recommended amid the rise in crime, demand and terror threat. PFEW National Chair, John Apter, said: “Our Pay and Morale survey provides crucial evidence from our members on issues around pay conditions and morale within the service. “I cannot stress enough the importance of this survey; the findings help us stand up and fight for what our members deserve and ensure their voices are heard.” The survey data is also used to influence other policing stakeholders - for example, the College of Policing on initiatives such as competency-based pay. Also, HMICFRS have welcomed the robust and meaningful data, and now make use of the pay and morale survey findings in their national Police Effectiveness Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) assessment reports. This ultimately benefits federated ranks by ensuring improved management and support systems. The link to the survey can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org; and a link will be sent out via an email newsletter this week.