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Pay and morale: have your say

We need you to take a moment to fill in a pay and morale survey - which will be used to inform the Government of your views.

From today (Tuesday 18 April) the survey is available to all rank and file officers across the country. It takes about 15 minutes to complete and will remain open until 18 May.

The responses will be used by the Police Federation of England and Wales to provide vital evidence for it to use in a submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB), the body responsible for setting officer pay.

The findings from the 2016 pay and morale survey were used to help ensure that some of the less welcome proposals by other organisations were dropped, such as pay uplifts being unconsolidated and therefore not classed as pensionable pay, and the removal of overnight allowance. Last year, in total 45,000 officers, equivalent to 35 per cent of all Federated ranks, took part in the survey, the biggest response rate to date.

It showed that while 61 per cent of officers are proud to be in the police, nearly 68 per cent of officers do not feel valued. Results showed that over half of respondents (56 per cent) said their own morale was low and cited how police as a whole are treated (84 per cent), pay and benefits, including pensions, (71 per cent), and work-life balance (58 per cent) as key reasons for this.

The survey will be emailed directly to you by the Federation.