The Independent Review Team will be attending West Midlands Police Federation HQ, 2111 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3EA on FRIDAY 12TH JULY. They are attending to listen to our local Federation Representatives AND Members, regarding YOUR views about the current status of the Police Federation.
You will be aware that in today’s statement on the 2013 Spending Round, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that Government Departments would put in place plans to end automatic pay progression.
The Home Office budget will be cut by 6% in 2015/16 - with the police budget slashed by "less than that", the Chancellor announced today. West Midlands PCC Bob Jones said, "I am extremely disappointed by today's announcement. The further 6% cut to Home Office funding in 2015-16, if passed on in full to policing, means a further £27 million cut to West Midlands Police, in addition to the £126 million we've lost already. This could take the total cut to about £153 million - or over a fifth of the budget - in just five years."
This month police officers showcased exactly what they are best at – keeping the peace, ensuring the safety of both the communities in Northern Ireland and the leaders of the world at the G8 Summit. A professional job by all, in my opinion...
Responding to a joint report into the use of police custody as a place of safety for people with mental health needs, Kevin Huish, Police Federation lead on mental health comments
Letter of gratitude from PFEW Chairman Steve Williams, and a thank you from Tom Cuddeford, Deputy Chairman of West Mids Police Fed
Our new mobile site will allow you to view our current site in its entirety, and will automatically shrink the content to fit to your screen size, making our website easy to navigate and browse whether you’re viewing it on your phone, your tablet or your computer.
The Prime Minister has been quoted widely for his comments this morning on Sky news while being interviewed by Dermot Murnaghan
Some of our building colleagues at the Police Credit Union are trekking in the heat of the desert through the Grand Canyon - in a bid to raise £16,000 for Children Today. Started on the 8th June, the spectacular eight day journey will take the Police CU team through one of the world’s greatest wonders, up and down steep, rocky, mountain tracks and through breath-taking scenery. All have ensured the full costs of participating are already covered and so proceeds from the site all go to helping UK children with disabilities via the Children Today Charitable Trust. Please help them raise as much as possible by making a donation today.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) await confirmation of the exact details of the remuneration for officers deployed on Mutual Aid as part of Operation Sponsor (G8 Summit). The position of the PFEW is that payments and allowances specified in Police Regulations and Determinations must form the basis of any remuneration during G8 and be the minimum entitlement for officers.