Police Federation

Members urged to share their views on pay and morale amid cost-of-living crisis

New combined 2022 Pay and Morale Survey launched in bid to gain crucial views on police pay, demand and wellbeing.

26 August 2022



As pressure continues to mount on the Government to ease the spiralling cost-of-living crisis, and address major problems in policing, it is more important than ever for our members' voices to be heard.

On Monday 5 September, the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) will launch its annual Pay and Morale Survey.

The findings from the 2022 Pay and Morale Survey will provide strategically important evidence to support our ongoing national pay campaign, calling for fair remuneration for police officers, and an independent pay mechanism.

It will also enable PFEW to highlight areas where change is needed and support our drive towards improving working conditions for officers in those key areas.

For the first time, this year’s survey will also gather evidence on demand, capacity and welfare issues to provide the Government, key stakeholders and members of the public a comprehensive insight into the realities of policing as they currently stand.

National Chair Steve Hartshorn said: “The National Board and local branches are working incredibly hard behind the scenes to engage with the Government, MPs and key stakeholders to ensure the experiences of our colleagues are heard.

“With pressure mounting on the Government to take action to address the dire cost of living situation, as well as shortfalls in policing, it is now more important than ever to make your voices heard.

“Survey fatigue is understandable, this is why we’ve taken measures to amalgamate the pay and conditions surveys, but your opinion matters to us, and by taking the time to fill in this year’s Pay and Morale Survey, you can help us make a difference and fight for what you need because together our voices are stronger and more impactful.”

The Pay and Morale Survey is conducted by PFEW’s in-house Research Department and is the only consistent national survey that represents members’ attitudes to pay and conditions. We are pleased, this year, to take into account our members’ welfare and wellbeing concerns alongside their views on pay and working conditions.

Find out more information about the survey here or email communications@polfed.org.

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