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A session at last week’s Police Federation conference looking at the legislative change that will give police drivers better protection in law is of huge importance not just to those in roads policing units but all officers, says a Cambridgeshire Police Federation workplace representative.

Delegates’ vote in favour of increasing Federation subscriptions in line with any police pay rise followed a tough decision-making process, according to Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom.

The Police Uplift Programme was compared to the “PPI misselling scandal” by a Police Federation representative at the annual national conference on Tuesday.

“There is a person at the end of the policy” agreed the panel as they discussed ‘navigating ill-health retirement’ at this year’s Police Federation of England and Wales annual conference.

A struggling single mother-of-one who has resorted to visiting food banks, asking her pensioner parents for money and now fears she will lose her home due to financial difficulties, stood up and challenged the Home Secretary at this year’s annual conference.