NEW REPORT

Financial Sustainability of Police forces

NEW REPORT

Financial Sustainability of Police forces

04/06/2015

Report shows Home Office doesn’t have adequate information…

NEW REPORT

Here are the responses to the report from Federation Chair Steve White, the Superintendents, the NPCC and the College of Policing - Click here>

 

Here is an overview and the summary of the report from the National Audit Office - Click here>

 

For key points from the report - Click here>

 

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THERESA MAY KEYNOTE SPEECH

Make our society safer

THERESA MAY KEYNOTE SPEECH

Make our society safer

20/05/2015

Conference 2015 keynote speech by the Home Secretary

THERESA MAY KEYNOTE SPEECH

So I want to begin by thanking everyone in this hall –
and every officer the Police Federation represents –
for the dedication and spirit of public service you show in your jobs every day.

 

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FIRST ‘WOMEN IN POLICING’ AWARD

to PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone

FIRST ‘WOMEN IN POLICING’ AWARD

to PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone

21/05/2015

New annual Award posthumously given to two murdered PCs from Greater Manchester

FIRST ‘WOMEN IN POLICING’ AWARD

The '100 Years of Women in Policing' conference session closed with the posthumous award  being received by Fiona’s father, Paul Bone and sister Vicky; and Nicola’s father, Bryn Hughes.

 

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BLUE LIGHT INFOLINE

A dedicated service for officers and their families

BLUE LIGHT INFOLINE

A dedicated service for officers and their families

24/04/2015

Mind, the charity for mental health, is offering dedicated support and advice…

BLUE LIGHT INFOLINE

The Blue Light Programme has been specially set up to support UK emergency services staff, volunteers and their families.

 

We know that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. But Mind's independent research shows that the estimated quarter of a million people who work and volunteer in the emergency services are even more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population, but are less likely to get support.

 

To get advice and help or simply to find out more...

 

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ANNUAL SURVEY 2015

Give us your views on pay and conditions

ANNUAL SURVEY 2015

Give us your views on pay and conditions

15/04/2015

Make your voice heard and help us lobby on your behalf

ANNUAL SURVEY 2015

The Police Federation has begun its annual survey of pay and morale in the service. We launched this survey last year, to collect data in preparation for our submission to the new Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB). This year, we are repeating some questions, to allow us to track trends in officers’ attitudes. We are also introducing new questions, to ensure that you have a voice on upcoming matters that the PRRB are considering. This evidence can also be used more widely, to lobby on your behalf.

 

The survey will remain on our website for approximately four weeks, and we would be grateful if all officers could take the time to complete it.

 

"This Police Federation survey is your opportunity to tell us what you think about pay and conditions.

 

We ran a very similar survey last year, and it formed the core part of our evidence to the Police Remuneration Review Body. The results will provide me and my team with the critical evidence to argue your case to them, and to influence any changes. Your views can make a difference.

 

The more people that complete this questionnaire the more strength it will give us to keep people at the highest levels of policing informed of your point of view. Please take the time to complete the survey so that I can be in a position to represent you as you would wish.

 

Thank you for your time."

 

Andy Fittes

General Secretary PFEW

 

Take the survey here

 

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POLICE PENSIONS SCHEME 2015

Guidance received from The Home Office

POLICE PENSIONS SCHEME 2015

Guidance received from The Home Office

18/03/2015

With the 2015 Pension Scheme in effect from April 1, the Home Office has issued a Members’ Guide…

POLICE PENSIONS SCHEME 2015

In response to the Guide from the Home Office, the Fed has now produced an initial FAQs document in order to help our members understand and assess the new scheme in relation to their personal situation.

 

We expect that the FAQs will need to be supplemented with additional information over the coming months.

 

You can read the Guide and the FAQs here.

 

 

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Wouldn’t it be nice…

...if these boots were filled with Bobbies?

Wouldn’t it be nice…

...if these boots were filled with Bobbies?

06/01/2015

New Essex campaign highlights consequences of cuts but also rings true across England & Wales

Wouldn’t it be nice…

Essex Police Federation has launched their #CutsHaveConsequences public awareness campaign to highlight the consequences of multi-million pound cuts to policing budgets in Essex - and what they will mean to the tax-paying public.

 

You can view their dedicated site here and can watch their campaign video here.

 

The campaign will also be featured heavily in local media - print, radio, TV and online and will feature in policing media this week.

 

#CutsHaveConsequences will run across social media, adverts and public events for the next three months.

 

Although aimed at the Essex public, the campaign - and the #CutsHaveConsequences hashtag in particular - may well be relevant across the country so please feel free to view and share the message with your colleagues, friends and family.

 

410 fewer police officers in Essex since 2010. More losses expected.

 

A result of £72.5 million cuts to our policing budget.

 

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MEMORIAL FUND FOR PC DOYLE

Merseyside establishes fund for slain Constable’s family

MEMORIAL FUND FOR PC DOYLE

Merseyside establishes fund for slain Constable’s family

19/12/2014

Messages of support and condolence received from all over the UK.

MEMORIAL FUND FOR PC DOYLE

Following the tragic death of Constable Neil Doyle in the early hours of Friday morning, we have been both touched and heartened by the messages of sympathy and support received from people from all over the United Kingdom.

Many of those messages were accompanied by a wish to donate money to the family in memory of Neil, and so as a result we have set up the ‘Constable Neil Doyle Memorial Fund
There are a number of ways to pay into the Fund and they are each explained below. The bank account for the Fund will collect all monies donated and it will be Neil's family who will decide how the proceeds will be distributed in the near future.

Kinsella Clarke Accountants will independently audit this fund free of charge and Merseyside Police Federation via our Charitable Trust will administer and process all transactions free of charge. Every penny donated will be transferred directly to Neil's memorial fund account

1. Click on the following link and donate via Justgiving: https://www.justgiving.com/Neil-Doyle-memorial-fund

2. From your mobile Text NEIL11 £5 (or your amount up to £10) to 70070. Texts are free. (This is via JustTextGiving by Vodafone)

3. Pay directly in to the bank account: Constable Neil Doyle Memorial Fund. Account number 33430014. Sort Code 20-50-82

 

4. Cheques can be posted to:

Merseyside Police Federation
Malvern House
13 Green Lane
Liverpool
L13 7DT

 

Thank you all again for your support and assistance

Peter Singleton
Chairman
Merseyside Police Federation

 

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Pay Scale Changes Information

Pay Scale Changes Information

01/05/2014

What about constables on pay points 0, 1 or 2?

Pay Scale Changes Information

FAQs – Home Office circular 006/2014
Relating to the amendments to determinations under the Police Regulations 2003 published on 1 April 2014

 

What happens to reckonable service accrued before the suspension of incremental progression?
Reckonable service accrued before the suspension period will count towards progression afterwards.

 

What about constables on pay points 0, 1 or 2?
The first three increments for officers on the constables' scale were exempt from the two-year suspension of incremental progression from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2014.

 

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