Senior officers' perquisites

MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do any senior officers receive any assistance with housing in London: and do any senior officers receive a clothing allowance towards their uniforms or otherwise; and if so in both categories, what is the value in total of these?


Answer for Senior officers' perquisites

Answer for Senior officers' perquisites

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The payment of rent and housing allowance is governed principally by The Police Regulations 1987, The Police (Amendment) Regulations 1990 and The Police (Amendment)(No.2) Regulations 1993.


All police officers who joined the Service before 1 September 1994, are either entitled to receive the payment of a rent/housing allowance or rent free police accommodation.


In the 2015/16 financial year, 28 Met National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) officers were in receipt of housing and rent allowances.  The claims range from £2973.50 to £9153. The total paid was £182,331.64


Senior Officers do not receive a clothing allowance.