Expenditure over £500

I am committed to openness and transparency in my dealings, including laying out how and where your money is spent.
 
I will provide details of all payments over £500 (including VAT), other than crime reduction grants, that I have made, In order to ensure that value for money has been obtained, the expenditure listed has been made in accordance with the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders which are part of the Scheme of Corporate Governance.


The only times I will not do this will be where:
  • disclosure of information would breach the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • the information relates to the protection of vulnerable adults or children.
  • the information is confidential or would attract an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act e.g. where disclosure could be prejudicial to the commercial interests of any person including the Commissioner or Constabulary.
  • Where information is sensitive to operational police activity.

This information is published on Hertfordshire Constabulary's website and includes expenditure for both the Constabulary and the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.  

Published List of Expenditure over £500

Gifts and Hospitality

Reports of Gifts and Hospitality offered to the Commissioner’s Office can be viewed by clicking on the links below:


Reports for previous years:
2019 Reports
2018 Reports
2017 Reports
2016 Reports
2015 Reports
2014 Reports
2013 Reports
2012 Reports
 

Expenses

The purchase of travel, accommodation is decided on using principles of common sense, reasonableness and the best use of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s and Deputy’s time.

For example, standard rail travel will usually be purchased if available, travelling back from meetings rather than staying overnight will be considered as the first option, if this is good value.

However, overnight stays will be considered appropriate if it is not possible to make a return journey at a sensible time due for example, to late meetings or the distance the venue is away from home.

Reports of expenses claimed by the Commissioner can be viewed by clicking on the links below;
Report for February 2020
Report for January 2020


Reports of expenses claimed by the Deputy Commissioner can be viewed by clicking on the links below;
Report for February 2020
Report for January 2020


Expenses reports for previous years:
2019 Expenses
2018 Expenses
2017 Expenses
2016 Expenses
2015 Expenses
2014 Expenses

2013 Expenses
No expenses were claimed in the period November to December 2012 
 

Policing Budget, Precept and Investment Strategy

As Police and Crime Commissioner I am responsible for setting the annual policing budget and precept.  

The relevant reports can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

All reports have been reviewed and agreed by the relevant authorities prior to publication here.

PCC Precept and Budget Proposal 20-21
Hertfordshire Policing Budget Precept Consultation 20-21
Annual Budget Report 2020-21

Policing Precept Leaflet 2020-21
Treasury Management Strategy 2020-21

Previous Years
2019-20
2018-19
2017-18
2016-17
2015-16
 

Police Reserves

As part of the police funding settlements for both 2018/19 and 2019/20 the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service called for increased financial reserves transparency.

Details of Hertfordshire’s level and planned use of reserves were set out in Section 6 and Appendix C of the 2019/20 Budget Report to the Strategic Executive Board (SEB) on 14 February 2019.

Reserves Strategy 2019/20 to 2022/23
 

Salary

Police and Crime Commissioners salaries are based on the size of the population in their area, my annual salary is £76,500
Home Office PCC salary review letter dated 13.09.18 
 
David Gibson is my Deputy Commissioner.

David's annual salary is £55,000.

Chris Brace is my Chief Executive.

Chris is responsible for the overall strategic management for the support to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire.  He is also the overall strategic lead for partnership arrangements, resourcing, planning, scrutiny and compliance required for the Commissioner to discharge their statutory duties. 

Chris's salary is £92,000 plus pension contributions and £2,840 car allowance.


Ian Rooney is my Chief Finance Officer. 

Ian is responsible for the proper administration of the Commissioner’s financial affairs.

Ian’s salary is £82,965 plus pension contributions and £2,840 car allowance.


Gavin Miles is my Deputy Chief Executive and Legal Officer.

Gavin is
part-time (0.8FTE) and is responsible for directing the operation of the Commissioner’s office and ensuring compliance with legislative and other requirements.

Gavin's salary is £70,005 plus pension contributions and £2,272 car allowance (pro-rated).

Dr Amie Birkhamshaw is my Director of Strategy.

Amie is responsible for setting the strategy and policy for the office and ensuring implementing of the Commissioner’s Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan: Everybody’s Business.

Amie’s salary is £74,622 plus pension contributions and £2,840 car allowance.

Sandra Coughlan is my Head of Governance.

Sandra is responsible for operational management of corporate governance and assurance requirements of the office.

Sandra's salary is within the grade A7 salary banding.

Kevin McGetrick is my Head of Commissioning and Victim Services.

Kevin is responsible for the management of the Ministry Of Justice Victims’ Services Grant and the provision of victim services across the county. This also includes oversight and compliance of the Victims Code of Practice and promoting effective collaboration to put Victims at the Centre of the Criminal Justice System. He is also responsible for seeking opportunities to align grant funding with future commissioned services.

Kevin's salary is within the grade A7 salary banding.

Salary bands for staff permanently employed are:
Grade A3: £21,342 - £24,660
Grade A4: £25,380 - £30,951
Grade A5: £31,875 - £38,619
Grade A6: £41,739 - £49,023
Grade A7: £51,954 - £66,804
 

Statement of Accounts

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS 2018/19 NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION OF THE AUDIT

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, that BDO LLP have completed the audit of the accounts of both the Police & Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and the Chief Constable for Hertfordshire, for the year ended 31st March 2019.

An unqualified opinion and the audit certificate on the accounts were issued by BDO LLP on 30th September 2019.

Any interested local government elector may request a copy of the accounts, for which a suitable charge will be made, by writing to the Chief Finance Officer at the address below or by viewing them on the respective web pages of either the Police & Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire or
Hertfordshire Constabulary, by using the links below.

Alternatively, copies of the accounts may be inspected during the hours of 10am to 4pm, by appointment, at the address below. 

This right is conferred on local government electors by Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

County Police Headquarters
Stanborough Road
Welwyn Garden City
AL8 6XF

Statement of Accounts 2018-19:

pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2018-19
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2018-19
pdf Audit Results Report for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2018-19

Statement of Accounts 2017-18:

pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2017-18
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2017-18
pdf Audit Results Report for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2017-18

Statement of Accounts 2016-17:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2016-17
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2016-17

pdf Audit Results Report for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2016-17

Statement of Accounts 2015-16:
pdf Audit of Accounts 2015/16 Certificate of Completion
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2015-16
pdf Audit Results Report for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2015-16

Statement of Accounts 2014-15:
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2014-15
pdf Audit Results Report for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2014-15

Statement of Accounts 2013-14: 
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2013-14 
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2013-14 
pdf Audit Results Report for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2013-14