Uniform Laundering Allowance

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2014 Police & Justice Conference
26 June 2014

Police staff who are required to launder items of uniform are entitled to claim a tax allowance via Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

There is a marked disparity between police officers, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) and other uniformed staff with regard to how much they can claim.

There may be a logical explanation for this disparity, but it has not been explained thus far.

This motion calls upon the Service Group Executive to liaise with HMRC to determine if there is any clear reason for the differences, and if there is none to undertake work with HMRC and the Police Staff Council with the aim of removing what appears to be an unjustifiable disparity.