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London Allowance

London Allowance is payable to members of the City of London or Metropolitan
Police Service (MPS) at a rate determined by the Commissioner of the relevant force
with regard to location and retention needs, following consultation with the joint
branch board or Joint Executive Committee, and not exceeding the maximum rates
set out below.

The maximum higher rate (£4,338 pa since December 2004) is payable to officers
appointed on or after 1 September 1994 and not receiving housing/transitional rent
allowances; the maximum standard rate (£1,011 pa since December 2004) is
payable to officers appointed before 1 September 1994 who will qualify for
housing/transitional rent allowances. London allowance is paid at an hourly rate to
qualifying part-time members.

London Transitional Supplement

This allowance is paid to a member of the City of London or MPS who joined before
1 September 1994 and who receives a half-rate housing allowance or a flat-rate
transitional rent allowance. The allowance is paid at a rate determined by the
Commissioner of the relevant force with regard to location and retention needs,
following consultation with the Joint Branch Board or Joint Executive Committee, and
not exceeding £1,000 pa. The allowance is paid at an hourly rate to a qualifying part-
time member.

South East England Allowance

This allowance is paid to members of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and
Thames Valley forces appointed on or after 1 September 1994 and not receiving
housing/transitional rent allowance. The allowance is paid at a rate determined by
the Chief Constable of the relevant force with regard to location and retention needs,
following consultation with the joint branch board, and not exceeding in these forces
£2,000 pa. This maximum figure is due to increase to £3,000 pa with effect from 1
September 2016 in accordance with the recommendations of the PRRB which have
been accepted by the Home Secretary.

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