A19 (4231_13)

Request

Subject: A19 costs

1. Since the force began using regulation A19 after the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, how many officers have left in each financial year and how many officers are planned to leave in the next three financial years? (I believe the force has planned three years ahead as part of setting its financial strategy) Please breakdown the figures by financial year. According to figures compiled by the old West Midlands Police Authority I believe 769 officers would be subject to A19 by 2015 for example and those figures were published in 2012.

2. How much money did the force save in reduced wages as a result of losing the officers in each of all the aforementioned financial years? Please give the total saving for each of the aforementioned financial years.

3. How much did pensions cost for those officers? Can you provide a total figure for each of the aforementioned financial years? If possible, can you give a breakdown of the bandings of the pension amounts and the number of officers to fall into each, in each of the aforementioned financial years.

4. How much did pension lump sums costs for those officers? Can you provide a total figure for each of the aforementioned financial years? Can you give a breakdown of the bandings of the pension lump sums and the number of officers to fall into each, in each of the aforementioned financial years?

5. Were there any other costs in each financial year relating to A19’d officers such as in lieu of notice payments; compensation for loss of office; legal fees to contest/prepare for challenges to the use of A19, settlements paid after challenges to the use of A19; damages for officers who were subject to A19? Please give a breakdown for each of the aforementioned financial years.

Response

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material

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