Research indicates that a quarter of police officers intend to leave the profession by 2025 due to low morale and discontent with salary.
According to a poll conducted by the Police Federation of England and Wales, 19% of officers never or almost never had enough money for essentials.
18% of the 36,669 officers who replied said they intended to quit either immediately or within two years.
The top three reasons were morale (98%), how the government treats the police (96%), and salary (95 per cent).
According to the Police Federation, non-striking police have experienced a real-terms pay decrease of more than 20% since 2010, increasing to 30% for the lowest-paid officers.
The federation’s chairman, Steve Hartshorn, stated, “Police officers have reached breaking point and are leaving the service in droves as every aspect of their pay and conditions has been gradually eroded over the past decade.”
In the meantime, teacher unions have vowed to strike during the summer exam season, although they fear they may not meet the required number of members. Kevin Courtney of the NEU stated that “all options are on the table.”
According to a source, ballots to meet the threshold for strike action could come down to the wire, with one union worrying results are “touch and go.”
According to a poll by the Police Federation of England and Wales, 19% of officers never or almost never had enough money for necessities