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Allowances Updated Aug 2016

1.B Allowances

For full details and current rates see Regulation 34 and Annex U, of Police
Regulations 2003 or contact your JBB.

Motor vehicle allowances
Motor vehicle allowances for members using their own vehicles for duty are currently
payable at “Essential User” or “Casual User” rates according to the member’s
designation. However, with effect from 1 September 2016 the rates payable to all
users whether essential or casual will be the HMRC rates prevailing from time to
time (current rates are 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles and 25p per mile for
mileage over 10,000 miles in any tax year). Details of the HMRC rates can be found
on the HMRC website here.

This change is in accordance with the recommendations of the Police Remuneration
Review Body (PRRB) which have been accepted by the Home Secretary. The
current structure and values for the lump sums payable to an essential user are to
remain unaltered.

Dog handlers’ allowances
A dog handler’s allowance - designed to compensate for caring for a dog on rest
days and public holidays - is payable where a police dog is kept and cared for at the
member’s home. A further 25 per cent of the allowance is paid for each additional
police dog kept at home.

The allowance payable from 1 September 2015 is £2,196 per annum. This allowance
is due to be increased to £2,217 per annum 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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