“I have £50 to last me the month”

Police on Parade 2007 - by Chris Eason via Flickr

“I have £50 to last me the month”

09 August 2018

Following the release of the 2018 Pay and Morale Survey results, we heard the real life accounts of how officers are managing on the pay they currently receive.

Amy* has been a police officer for two and a half years after previously working as a PCSO. She is a single parent and recently found herself in financial difficulties and had to resort to using food vouchers to ensure her family had Christmas dinner.

This is her story:

* Not her real name