Author and Job Role: Rachel Lupanko, Office Manager
Protective Marking: OFFICIAL
The Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), in exercise of the powers conferred by the Police and Crime Act 2011, pay an Attendance Allowance to Independent Representatives of the Audit Committee, Misconduct Panels and Police Appeals Tribunals and Legally Qualified Chairs of Misconduct Panels and Police Appeals Tribunals.
Independent Representatives and Independent Custody Visitors are also able to claim for travel, subsistence and childcare costs incurred whilst on official PCC business.
The Allowance Scheme is reviewed on an annual basis.
Following a review in 2016 it was decided to clarify the amounts paid to the different Independent Representatives appointed by the PCC. Each scheme has been reviewed and updated for 2022/2023 and is set out below, copies are attached to this decision paper as 1-4:
- Independent Custody Visitors Allowance Scheme
- Audit Committee Members Allowance Scheme
- Independent Members for Misconduct Panel & Police Appeals Tribunal Allowance Scheme
- Legally Qualified Chairs for Misconduct Panel & Police Appeals Tribunal Allowance Scheme
In most cases the PCC is bound by the rate set by the Home Office (Independent Members for Misconduct Panels and Police Appeals Tribunals, Legally Qualified Chairs for Misconduct Panels and Police Appeals Tribunals. The Chair of the Joint Audit Committee receives a fixed annual allowance agreed when appointed, this can be increased annually at discretion of the PCC. The PCC is able to increase the Attendance Allowance for Audit Committee Members, the repayment rate for subsistence or childcare expenses for Audit Committee Members and Independent Custody Visitors in line with the CPI inflation rate for September 2022 of 3.1%.
That the PCC follows the Home Office rate for Independent Members for Misconduct Panels and Police Appeal Tribunals and Legally Qualified Chairs for Misconduct Panels and Police Appeal Tribunal. The PCC Increases the Audit Committee Chairs Allowance, the Attendance Allowance for Audit Committee Members and the repayment rate for subsistence and childcare expenses for Audit Committee Members and Independent Custody Visitors in line with the CPI inflation rate (September 2022) of 3.1%.
Police and Crime Commissioner Approval
I approve the recommendation(s):
Signature: Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey
All decisions must be added to the decision register.
Areas of consideration:
Already incorporated within the budget for 2021/2022
Equality and diversity:
Risks to human rights