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Wiltshire Police Federation

PFEW writes to Liz Truss following her election as next Prime Minister

5 September 2022

Polfed News

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has today, written to the new Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Liz Truss MP on her election as leader of the Conservative Party to raise the concerns of our 139,000 membership in relation to pay and working conditions.

On behalf of our members, we have made clear this year’s pay award, which came after the pay freeze of 2020, will barely be sufficient to meet heightened energy costs this winter.

We are now in an inexcusable situation where we have police officers resorting to food vouchers to feed their families and one in seven officers struggling to cover monthly essentials. It is critical that we work together to guarantee a fair and proportionate pay rise for officers in 2023.

We recognise our new Prime Minister will face an immense financial challenge and we look forward to providing our expertise as the undisputed voice of policing to help ease the cost-of-living crisis for our members and discussing how we can work together to deliver for our membership so they can deliver for all communities across England and Wales.