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.
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