Police Federation subscription rates will go up by 3.1 per cent from 1 October, it has been confirmed.
A motion to raise subs in line with the percentage uplift to police pay for 2022/23 was carried by delegates by 221 votes to 170 following a robust debate at the annual conference in May.
The National Board of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has now signed off the 3.1 per cent increase based on the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) recommendations, which were accepted in full by the Government, for pay rises of between 3.1 per cent and 8.8 per cent depending on rank.
The increase in subs works out 58p per month, net, for basic rate taxpayers. They have only gone up once in the last decade.
In a message to members, the Police Federation said: “PFEW reviews its subscription rates regularly to ensure a balance between affordability for our membership and ensuring the organisation can continue to afford the best representation for members, the training of the Federation representatives who support members across a broad
spectrum of areas and the continual business of lobbying Government and stakeholders for positive changes to legislation and guidance that affect the rank and file directly.
“PFEW is cognisant of the increased costs that will be associated with the rise of inflation and will continue to work with our suppliers and stakeholders to ensure value for money.”
Conference delegates who voted in favour of the motion said they accepted the Police Federation was facing increased costs linked to soaring inflation, upcoming litigation and preserving the financial health of the National Reserves Fund.