Pay and morale survey

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This survey, which is the only annual police workforce survey to gather consistent data on officers’ experiences across all 43 forces, forms a key part of our submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB).

Our members’ responses are used to inform the PRRB of what we believe is fair in terms of pay and conditions. The collection of well-evidenced information of this kind is helping us to build productive relationships and credibility at a national level within relatively new consultation structures.

For example, we used findings from our 2016 pay and morale survey 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.

2017 survey launch

This year’s pay and morale survey will be open from 18 April to 9 June. A link to the survey will be sent in an email direct from us to all members via their Police National Network (PNN) email accounts.

In order to maintain the integrity of the data collected, we are working to ensure the survey is only completed by police officers, therefore it is only available via the email or you can contact your local Federation branch.


2016 survey findings

In total 45,000 officers, equivalent to 35% of all federated ranks, took part in the 2016 survey, the biggest response rate to date.

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

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Please note there is not a separate report for Bedfordshire

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