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Northamptonshire Police Federation

Federation Pay and Morale Survey 2019

10 June 2019

Federation Pay and Morale Survey


The only national survey which captures members views on pay, conditions and morale launches today, Monday 10 June.

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.


Local findings resulting from last year’s survey included 91% that stated they do not feel they are paid fairly for stress and strain of job.  41% worry about personal finances, 68% state feel worse off than 5 years ago and significantly 11.8% state not being able to cover monthly bills, ranking us 10 out of 43 forces with that concern.  The findings of this survey have never been more relevant, particularly following the governments derisory 2% pay ‘award’ announced last year.  


Northants Federation Chair, Jim Risby, said: “Our Pay and Morale survey provides us with real and up to date evidence from our members on issues that impact on them directly … namely their pay, working conditions and their morale.  I cannot stress enough therefore how important it is that members engage and take the time to complete the survey, the findings of which will help me negotiate locally and also support the National Federation to stand up and fight for what our members deserve.”


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. 


Locally, the survey completion rate was 23% of officers, less than the National Average and so it is hoped that this year a greater level of completion will be achieved.


The survey can be accessed here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/pfewpaysurvey2019