Consultation outcome

Special constables: revised expense and allowance rates

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Guidance on special constable expense and allowance rates

Detail of outcome

We consulted on the revised special constable expense and allowance rates. Following the publication of the summary of responses to that consultation, this guidance now supersedes Home Office circulars 12/2006 and 40/2005.

Feedback received

Special constable expense and allowance rates: summary of responses

Detail of feedback received

We consulted on the revised special constable expense and allowance rates.

A total of 325 responses to the consultation were received. A table of the profile of respondents is contained, with an analysis and summary of responses. We are grateful to all those who responded to the consultation paper.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on the revised special constable expense and allowance rates.

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Consultation description

The Special Constabulary form an integral part of the policing family. Special constables perform their duties on a voluntary basis, are crucial in supporting the work of regular officers, and provide a valuable link between the police and local communities.

While performing these duties, special constables may be paid reasonable allowances and expenses for expenditure incurred. It is important that there is clear and appropriate guidance on expenses and allowances rates and criteria.

This consultation contains proposals to update special constable expenses and allowances rates and criteria. It seeks views on whether the proposals are clear, fair and reasonable.

The consultation ran from 11 July to 5 September 2013.

How to respond

Please send us your comments by using our online form.

Alternatively, you can email your response to: specialconstabularyenquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Or write to:

Police transparency unit
Home Office
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Documents

Consultation on revised special constable expense and allowance rates

Published 11 July 2013
Last updated 16 April 2014 + show all updates
  1. Guidance on expense and allowance rates for special constables published, as outcome of consultation.
  2. Guidance added.
  3. Government response added.
  4. First published.