April 22, 2007

£52 per man hour

That's the charge out rate levied by Derbyshire police force if you want policing for a parade at Ilkeston.

Seems a bit excessive to me. Would the six officers really have been paid this hourly rate, or does this price include our friend Contribution to Overheads?

There's a public interest element here. Policing for events should be provided at the lowest possible cost.

Of course, Derbyshire police couldn't be subjected to a competitive tender.

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