Have your say on pay and morale

Members are being urged to take part in the annual Police Federation pay and morale survey.

The findings of the survey are used as evidence in the Federation’s yearly submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) which advises the Government on officer pay.

“We need as many members as possible to respond to this survey,” says Maria Henry, chair of Gwent Police Federation, “Not only does the national Federation use the findings when making its submission to PRRB but we also use them in our discussions with the chief officers and senior leaders here in Gwent.

“This survey gives members the chance to have their say on pay, on their own morale and that of the Force generally but also on how they feel about policing. Officers should make the most of this opportunity.”

Last year’s survey revealed:

  • 69 per cent of Gwent respondents were dissatisfied with their overall remuneration, including pay and allowances
  • 70 per cent felt they were worse off financially than they were five years ago
  • 48 per cent reported worrying about the state of their finances every day or almost every day
  • 12 per cent reported never or almost never having enough money to cover all their essentials
  • 79 per cent felt Force morale was low
  • 47 per cent said their morale was low, and
  • 62 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 gwent@polfed.org