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Police chief given £55,000 to help with house move, FoI request finds

Published 11/11/2015

At least 670 police employees received total remuneration of more than £100,000 in 2013-14
At least 670 police employees received total remuneration of more than £100,000 in 2013-14

Police chiefs have received up to £55,000 from the taxpayer to move house, an investigation has found.

Stamp duty, curtains, TV aerials and renovation work have apparently been put on expenses.

The details were uncovered by the Daily Mail and TaxPayers' Alliance using Freedom of Information requests.

They found at least 670 police employees received total remuneration of more than £100,000 in 2013-14, with 99 raking in more than £150,000 and 20 over £200,000.

Assistant chief constable Carl Langley is said to have received £55,000 to move from Lincolnshire Police to Dyfed-Powys in South Wales in 2012.

Humberside chief constable Justine Curran claimed £39,000 for the cost of transferring from Tayside.

She was reportedly allowed to claim for mortgage interest or rent for 26 weeks, surveyors, lawyers, stamp duty, removals, lettings and domestic fittings.

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