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
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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.
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.
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Consultation on the revised special constable expense and allowance rates.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to:
Police transparency unit
2 Marsham Street
Published: 11 July 2013
Updated: 16 April 2014
- Guidance on expense and allowance rates for special constables published, as outcome of consultation.
- Guidance added.
- Government response added.
- First published.