To All Members
Members are advised that, as a result of the motion carried at conference in 2018, the monthly subscription for the DPF will be increasing to £18.31 per month, effective from January 1st 2019.
This is in effect 1% of a Pay Point 1 Constable, and will remain linked to this position, restoring the long established principle of future increases being directly linked to our pay.
The DPF is totally reliant on membership subscriptions to provide our services, including, but not limited to, free legal representation if you are faced with criminal proceedings on or off duty, legal representation and advice at disciplinary hearings and employment tribunals, help with civil and industrial injury claims, welfare advice, assistance with grievance procedures, advice if suffering sexual, racial or other discriminatory harassment in the workplace and support with the formal process, UPP, IHR and subsequent appeals.
Members also benefit from full PFOA membership, which would cost each member £4 per month if they were applying individually.
You are still able to claim Tax Relief from your subscriptions, at the rate applicable to your tax code, giving you a minimum of 20p in the pound back, reducing the overall cost.