Funding and Accounts
In order to be eligible for membership benefits, each member must pay a subscription to the Police Federation Voluntary Fund.
70 per cent of the subscription is passed direct to the national Police Federation of England & Wales and is used to provide for: legal assistance to individual members (employment, personal injury, crime & misconduct, defamation & privacy, and miscellaneous support); death benefit in the case of members dying in service; negotiations with government and national pay bodies; training of local and national federation representatives; production of reports, leaflets and the ‘Police’ magazine; running costs of the annual Federation Conference; employment of professional / administrative staff; office accommodation; and administrative expenses.
30 per cent of the subscription is retained by the local Joint Branch Board (Dorset Police Federation) and is used to provide for: welfare support to members; charitable payments to members and police related charities; additional training of local federation representatives; honoraria payments to federation representatives; travel, accommodation, and expenses for federation representatives attending regional and national meetings; production of reports, leaflets and magazines; employment of professional / administrative staff; office equipment; and administrative expenses.
In addition the Dorset Police Federation receives an administration fee on its insurance scheme which offsets the deficit between its expenditure and its share of the voluntary fund subscriptions.
The Dorset Police Federation accounts are independently audited by accountants who meet the requirements of the Companies Act 1989. The accounts are made available to members and a copy supplied to the Chief Constable of Dorset Police and the Police Federation of England & Wales.