Request for breakdown of all costs associated with the running of the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Gwent for 2019, 2020 and 2021

Reference: 21064

Date Added: Monday, April 11, 2022

Category: Finance

Disclosure Details

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is partly held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent.

You have requested the following information:

Please provide a breakdown of all costs associated with the running of the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in your force, for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

This is to include (not an exhaustive list):

Staffing Related Costs


Transport and ICV Expenses,

Supplies and Services and Surveys,

Audit and Professional Fees,

Communications and IT,


Misconduct Tribunal Appeal Costs,

Communications/PR Contract, and any other associated costs with running the office.

We do not hold the information for calendar years as requested but have instead provided it for financial years.   Please see links below in relation to OPCC office running costs, which are published on our website






Please note, the day to day management of the estate and the audit function are undertaken by Gwent Police, we therefore do not hold specific information relating to costs. You may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to request the information using the following link:


Additionally, please provide a breakdown of the salaries of the 5 highest-paid employees within the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.


Please see the link below in relation to highest paid salaries within the OPCC, which are published on our website:

staff-structure-pay-salaries-202122-updated-sep-2021_01.pdf (


The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.


You have the right to appeal our decision if you think it is incorrect.  Should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website:


If you remain dissatisfied after an internal review decision, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Commissioner is an independent regulator whose details can be found using the following link:


You can also write to the Information Commissioner’s Office at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF