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People Services & LGPS Information - 619/20

Date Responded 07 May 2020

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.

You asked:

  1. HR Manager/Reward and Benefits Manager's name and email address?
  2. Number of Authority staff who are a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)?
  3. Number of LGPS members who have an Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) set up.
  4. For the LGPS members who have an AVC set up, the total amount of AVCs made in the last month.
  5. Do the Authority offer an AVC through salary sacrifice to LGPS members?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with both the Finance and People Services Departments of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.

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

1. Northumbria Police do not have a specific Reward and Benefits Manager. The People Support Lead is Helen Murphy who has People Support Managers in her team.

Helen Murphy’s e-mail address is

2. A total of 1892 Northumbria Police staff are members of the LGPS.
3. A total of 12 Northumbria Police staff have an AVC.
4. The sum of £894.05 was paid into AVCs last month.
5. Northumbria Police does not provide an AVC through salary sacrifice.


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