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 March 2018)

Definition of service catering

Public funded messing (updated November 2017)

The public funded messing food supply contracted system (updated November 2017)

Messing entitlement and charges (updated November 2017)

Supplementary income (updated November 2017)

Cash in lieu of rations (CILOR) (updated March 2018)

Non-public messing (updated November 2017)

Stock accounting and audits (updated October 2017)

Cash/stores losses (updated June 2016)

Operational ration packs and survival rations (updated November 2017)

Service schools (updated November 2017)

Cadet forces (updated November 2017)

Reserve forces

Accounting for military working dogs (updated November 2017)

In-flight catering (updated November 2017)

Royal Navy catering accounting procedures (updated March 2018)

Army catering accounting procedures (updated November 2017)

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Chapter 2 ‘sources of supply’ has been removed as it is no longer current.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 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated catering guidance, Royal Navy accounting audit and cash in lieu of rations documents.
  2. Added updated 'Guidance: catering accounting regulations' and chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19.
  3. Updated chapter 18.
  4. Added updated document 'Cash in lieu of rations (CILOR)' (JSP 456 part 2, volume 2, chapter 7).
  5. Updated several chapters.
  6. Updated guidance and chapter 7 (cash in lieu of rations).
  7. Added updated Guidance, Army catering accounting procedures,Supplementary income, Public funded messing and Messing entitlement charges
  8. Updated Chapter 18.
  9. Updated chapter 18.
  10. 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
  11. Updated Chapter 18.
  12. Updated Chapters 3 and 17.
  13. Added updated parts for Preliminary pages, Chapters 2 to 6, 8 to 12, 16, 19 and 20.
  14. Added updated Guidance and chapters 2,5 and 18.
  15. Added updated Part 2 Guidance and chapters 3, 6, 12, 14, 18.
  16. Added updated versions of Prelims, Chapter 2, 3, 6, 7. 9, 12, 17 and 18.
  17. Corrrected email address in Part 2 Vol 2 Guidance.
  18. Added new version of documents.
  19. First published.