Guidance

Defence catering manual: catering accounting regulations: guidance (JSP 456 part 2, volume 2)

Accounting regulations for those working in armed forces catering.

Documents

Guidance: catering accounting regulations (updated 19 November 2018)

Definition of service catering (updated 19 November 2018)

Public funded messing (updated 17 December 2018)

The public funded messing food supply contracted system (updated 26 July 2018)

Messing entitlement and charges (updated 19 November 2018)

Supplementary income (updated 19 November 2018)

Cash in lieu of rations (CILOR) (updated 19 November 2018)

Non-public messing (updated 19 November 2018)

Stock accounting and audits (updated 19 November 2018)

Cash/stores losses (updated 19 November 2018)

Operational ration packs and survival rations (updated 19 November 2018)

Service schools (updated November 2017)

Cadet forces (updated 19 November 2018)

Reserve forces (updated 19 November 2018)

Accounting for military working dogs (updated November 2017)

In-flight catering (updated 19 November 2018)

Royal Navy catering accounting procedures (updated 26 July 2018)

Army catering accounting procedures (updated 19 November 2018)

RAF catering accounting procedures (June 2016)

Details

The Defence catering manual, Joint Service Publication (JSP) 456, provides regulations, instructions and guidance for all those working in catering for the UK armed forces.

Volume 2 covers catering accounting regulations.

Chapter 2 ‘sources of supply’ has been removed as it is no longer current.

Related information

Published 5 August 2011
Last updated 19 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the following chapters: Guidance: catering accounting regulations, Definition of service catering, Public funded messing, In-flight catering, Non-public messing, Stock accounting and audits, Messing entitlement and charges, Cash in lieu of rations (CILOR), Cash/stores losses, Operational ration packs and survival rations, Cadet forces, Reserve forces, Army catering accounting procedures and Supplementary income.
  2. Added: Messing entitlement and charges (updated October 2018), Supplementary Income (updated October 2018), Cash in lieu of rations (updated October 2018), Catering Accounting Regulations (updated October 2018)
  3. Updated JSP 456 Guidance, Food supply guidelines and Royal Navy catering management.
  4. Minor update to JSP 456 Volume 2 Part 2 Chapter 3 public funded messing.
  5. Updated catering guidance, Royal Navy accounting audit and cash in lieu of rations documents.
  6. Added updated 'Guidance: catering accounting regulations' and chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19.
  7. Updated chapter 18.
  8. Added updated document 'Cash in lieu of rations (CILOR)' (JSP 456 part 2, volume 2, chapter 7).
  9. Updated several chapters.
  10. Updated guidance and chapter 7 (cash in lieu of rations).
  11. Added updated Guidance, Army catering accounting procedures,Supplementary income, Public funded messing and Messing entitlement charges
  12. Updated Chapter 18.
  13. Updated chapter 18.
  14. Updated: Defence catering manual: catering accounting regulations: (JSP 456 Part 2, Volume 2) and JSP 456 Vol 2 Chapter Cash in Lieu of rations (CILOR) JSP 456 Part 2 Volume 2, Chapter 7
  15. Updated Chapter 18.
  16. Updated Chapters 3 and 17.
  17. Added updated parts for Preliminary pages, Chapters 2 to 6, 8 to 12, 16, 19 and 20.
  18. Added updated Guidance and chapters 2,5 and 18.
  19. Added updated Part 2 Guidance and chapters 3, 6, 12, 14, 18.
  20. Added updated versions of Prelims, Chapter 2, 3, 6, 7. 9, 12, 17 and 18.
  21. Corrrected email address in Part 2 Vol 2 Guidance.
  22. Added new version of documents.
  23. First published.