Subs to increase in October

Police Federation members will see their subs rise on 1 October after the National Board signed off an increase of 3.1 per cent.

Subs have only gone up once in the last decade and this latest increase works out at 58p per month, net, for basic rate taxpayers.

A motion to raise subs in line with the percentage uplift to police pay for 2022/23 was carried by local and regional delegates by 221 votes to 170 following a robust debate at the annual conference in May.

Those in favour of the motion said they accepted the Police Federation faced rising costs as a result of soaring inflation, upcoming litigation and preserving the financial health of the National Reserves Fund.

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) National Board agreed on the increase based on the lower end of the average pay rises recommended by the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) recommendations and accepted in full by the Government which will see an uplift of between 3.1 per cent and 8.8 per cent depending on rank.

In a message to members, the Police Federation said: “PFEW reviews its subscription rates regularly to ensure a balance between affordability for our membership and ensuring the organisation can continue to afford the best representation for members, the training of the Federation representatives who support members across a broad spectrum of areas and the continual business of lobbying Government and stakeholders for positive changes to legislation and guidance that affect the rank and file directly.

“PFEW is cognisant of the increased costs that will be associated with the rise of inflation and will continue to work with our suppliers and stakeholders to ensure value for money.”