The Mayor has pledged to uphold and develop the highest standards of transparency and openness in the way that he makes decisions and spends public money.
In relation to a number of functions outlined within the Act the Mayor of London will retain the sole capacity to make decisions. In other instances, the Mayor of London has chosen to delegate the power to make decisions to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (‘DMPC’) and the DMPC has delegated further decision-making responsibilities to MOPAC Senior Management and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) staff.
The DMPC will approve:
- all MPS spend over £1 million (reducing to £500,000 with effect from 15 September 2012);
- sponsorship above £50,000;
- contract exemptions above £100,000;
- bids for grant funding above £1 million (reducing to £500,000 with effect from 15 September 2012);
- all grants to secure crime reduction in London;
- settlements of legal claims of significant public interest and all of those above £50,000 (£200,000 for accident claims);
All significant, contentious or novel decisions are to be agreed by MOPAC
The DMPC will approve:
- all MOPAC revenue and capital expenditure;
- all grants provided by MOPAC;
- the financial settlement of all legal claims;
- all contracts, variations, and extensions;
- all business cases to acquire property
These lists are not exhaustive. The MOPAC internal Scheme of Delegation and the MOPAC to MPS Scheme of Delegation contain further information.
MOPAC must publish information that it considers necessary to enable persons living within London to assess the MOPAC’s performance in exercising its functions. It must also ensure robust corporate governance mechanisms are in place. The decision-making process will ensure that a single, transparent model for taken decisions is operated across the organisation. All decisions relating to the MPS will be published on the MOPAC website. All decisions to approve MOPAC programme / project expenditure of over £50,000 and all other decisions of significant public interest will be made available to the public via the MOPAC website. All other, routine, MOPAC decision-making will be through a separate submissions process and will not be published.
Decisions can be viewed by month via these links: