Disclosure Details

Pensions - 159/15

Dated: 26 Feb 2015

Date of request:      12/02/15

Date of response:    24/02/15

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 12 Febuary 2015 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

I am requesting information on the following:
The number of officers on a ‘final year salary’ pension scheme that, between January 2008 and today, received a promotion within the last 12 months of their employment with your force before entering retirement.
Please provide a break down of cases occurred in each individual year.

Additionally, please provide a break down of the data requested above according to the following:

The number of those who were in receipt of an annual salary of £40k or over following promotion
The number of those who were in receipt of an annual salary of £60k or over following promotion
The number of those who were in receipt of an annual salary of £80k or over following promotion  

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the HR Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

2008: No officers

2009: No officers

2010: One Supt to C/Supt – Pensionable Salary £71,397

2011: One Insp to C/Insp – Pensionable Salary £52,459
          One Supt to C/Supt – Pensionable Salary £78,636

2014: One PC to Sgt – Pensionable Salary £38,175

2015: No officers 

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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