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West Midlands Police Federation

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Have your say on pay and morale

29 July 2020

Members are being urged to take part in the annual Police Federation pay and morale survey.

The findings of the survey are used as evidence in the Federation’s annual submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) which advises the Government on officer pay.

“If members only respond to one survey this year, I would say that this should be the one,” says Jon Nott, chair of West Midlands Police Federation.

“First and foremost, the Federation will collate the results and use them when submitting evidence to PRRB but locally we also use the findings in our discussions with the Force and the senior leadership team.

“This survey gives us a reflection of how officers are feeling about their pay, whether they feel their remuneration reflects the roles they undertake and also how they feel about working in the police service.

“The more officers who fill out this survey, the more weight it gives to our representations on their behalf nationally, locally and regionally.”

Last year’s survey revealed:

  • 81 per cent of West Midlands respondents were dissatisfied with their overall remuneration, including pay and allowances
  • 75 per cent felt they were worse off financially than they were five years ago
  • 47 per cent reported worrying about the state of their finances every day or almost every day
  • 13 per cent reported never or almost never having enough money to cover all their essentials
  • 95 per cent felt Force morale was low
  • 59 per cent said their morale was low, and
  • 70 per cent said they would not recommend joining the police to others.

The survey has been issued via the Federation’s National Member Database and will close at midnight on Friday 11 September.

• If you need a link to the survey email the Federation Office