MPS - Cost of Agency Staff

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3610
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please provide a breakdown of the total spend by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on agency staff for the previous financial year (2014/15) and in the current financial year to date? Please list the number of agency staff who have been employed in each year.

Answer

Answer for MPS - Cost of Agency Staff

Answer for MPS - Cost of Agency Staff

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In total £42.3m was spent on agency staff in 2014/15.

The average number of agency staff employed each month in 2014/15 was 608.

In total £20.6m has been spent on agency staff in 2015/16 to 30 September 2015

The average number of agency staff employed each month from April to September 2015 was 657.

The six month cost in 2015/16 is in line with 50% of the costs in 2014/15 (£21.2m).

Much of this is due to temporary staff working on transformation projects that are occurring within the Met, in order to drive through long term efficiencies.