All members are being encouraged to take part in the annual pay and morale survey carried out by the Police Federation of England and Wales.
The findings of the survey are used in the Federation’s annual submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) – the independent organisation which advises the Government on officer pay.
“I cannot emphasise enough how important it is for members to take part in this survey. I appreciate that everyone is really busy but taking the time to fill out this survey will have an impact on the Federation’s representations to PRRB on officer pay and morale,” says Liz Groom, chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation.
“Locally, we also discuss the findings with chief officers and the Force leadership team as they give a snapshot of how officers are feeling about their pay and allowances, their morale and the police service generally.
“The more people who respond to this survey the better. It gives us much more weight in our negotiations if we can say that the results represent the views of the majority of our members.”
Last year’s survey revealed:
- 72 per cent of Cambridgeshire respondents were dissatisfied with their overall remuneration, including pay and allowances
- 66 per cent felt they were worse off financially than they were five years ago
- 46 per cent reported worrying about the state of their finances every day or almost every day
- 10 per cent reported never or almost never having enough money to cover all their essentials.
- 85 per cent felt morale within the Force was low, and
- 54 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.
- Contact the Federation office if you need a link to the survey by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org