The Police Federation of England and Wales usually makes an annual submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) on behalf of its members.
In July 2021 it withdrew from the process and called for a truly independent body to consider officer pay.
The PRRB was set up in 2014 to provide independent advice to the Government on pay and conditions for police officers who are at or below the rank of chief superintendent. This includes allowances, hours of duty, leave and related matters.
The findings from the national Federation pay and morale survey of members, the only police workforce survey to gather consistent data on officers’ experiences across all 43 forces, usually forms a key part of the submission.
The PRRB reviews the submission, and those of other stakeholders, then advises the Government on a course of action.