Senior ranks – some who oversee murder and rape investigations – could be on the brink of collapse from long hours and ill-health, according to a survey published by the Police Federation today. The report, Time for Justice? , commissioned by the Police Federation’s Inspectors’ Central Committee, highlights how inspectors are regularly working more than 48 hours a week – with one in ten reporting working more than 56 hours , in Scotland the figures are worse with one in four reporting working more than 52 hours and one in ten working over 60 hours.
Responding to news that there are plans for mass privatisation of policing, Simon Reed, Vice-Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, says:
Responding to the devastating news about the death of PC David Rathband, Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, says:
Today the right-wing think-tank Policy Exchange has published its own report on police pensions.
The government will publish its alcohol strategy for England later this year, however ahead of this the Prime Minister has announced ways of tackling binge drinking in the UK. David Cameron says bars, supermarkets and the drinks industry in England should do more to help ensure responsible drinking. On a visit to a hospital in north-east England, he promised to tackle the "scandal" of drunkenness and alcohol abuse that costs the NHS £2.7bn a year. He suggested the use of US-inspired "drunk tanks", cells to house people overnight while they sober up.
2012 is gearing up to be an exciting year for all credit unions and Police Credit Union will be at the forefront, taking up some of the many opportunities and new challenges. The International Year of Co-operatives was launched in New York last October at the United Nations. This is a great opportunity for credit unions to demonstrate both their differences from mainstream financial services providers and their affinity with other co-operatives both in Britain and across the world.
This morning (30th January) the Home Secretary announced that she will accept in full the decision of the Police Arbitration Tribunal in respect of the recommendations in the Winsor Review’s first report. The document opposite (and link below) attempts to explain the changes proposed in the first report from the Winsor Review and how far they have been modified by the recent decision of the Police Arbitration Tribunal.
Responding to the decision by the Home Secretary to implement the Police Arbitration Tribunal decision in full, together with those Winsor recommendations already agreed by Staff Side and Official Side of PNB, Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, says:
This morning the Home Secretary announced that she would implement the first year of increases to police pension contribution rates (i.e. 2012-13), in line with the proposal put to PNB in July 2011.
Today it has been announced that there were 135,838 police officers in September 2011 - 6,012 fewer than the 141,850 there had been a year earlier. The Police Federation of England and Wales have issued the following statement to the media: