Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
I am carrying out research into the cost charged by each force in supplying both a CEV of an individuals pension and a Pension Sharing Order.
To this end I will be grateful if you give the charge made for both items, together with the number of hours involved in arriving at such cost.
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 Finance 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.
We currently charge the following rates for police pensioners:-
Provision of CETV - £60.00 plus VAT
Implementation of a Pension Sharing Order - £400.00 plus VAT
These charges are not linked to a number of hours work, they include all administration, letters, postage, and implementation of the pension share order against the pension.