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Finance Policy and Guidance

Title

Travel & Subsistence Code

Description

The code for staff claiming travelling expenses.

Additional Notes

Available online in this section
Travel & Subsistence Code

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Exceptions to spending moratoria applied for by the Crown Prosecution Service

Description

All government departments, including the CPS, have been required by the Government to limit spending, and since 24 May 2010, there have been moratoria in place on spending in specific areas, namely:
(a) A freeze on all new ICT spend above £1 million
(b) A freeze on all new advertising and marketing spend
(c) A freeze on all new consultancy spend
(d) Increased control over new property leases and lease extensions and
(e) A freeze on Civil Service recruitment

Under certain circumstances, exceptions to these moratoria can be applied, for example in order to maintain critical services. This document lists the exceptions applied for by the CPS in relation to the spending moratoria introduced by the Government in May 2010.

Format

Available to download as an Excel file in this location
Exceptions to spending moratoria applied for by the Crown Prosecution Service

Underlying data for exceptions to spending moratoria applied for by the CPS

Title

Activity Based Costing (ABC)

Description

These guides explains what activity based costing is and how it is used within the CPS to inform resource allocation.

Format

Available online in this section
Activity Based Costing (ABC)

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Counsel Fees - Update Bulletins

Description

Update bulletins for changes, clarifications or practical assistance in CPS Counsel Fees. This will be updated regularly with bulletins issued by the CPS Court Business Unit. Please check for the latest updates.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF documents
Counsel Fees - Update Bulletins

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Very High Cost Case Fee Scheme

Description

This defines the services which the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) expects of counsel in the preparation of cases and invoicing of fees which fall to be paid in accordance with the Very High Cost Case Fee Scheme, and includes the Terms of Appointment and standard forms and letters relevant to Very High Cost Cases.

Format

Available online in this section
Very High Cost Case Fee Scheme

Title

Senior Responsible Officer letter

Description

Osmotherly rules provides guidance for ministers and civil servants appearing before select committees. A recent redrafting of the Osmotherly rules has enabled the parliamentary select committee to question key civil servants, specifically the Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) about the implementation of key projects. To be appointed as an SRO an Osmotherly rules letter must be drafted and signed by the Accounting Officer and the SRO. This letter formally confirms the appointment of Paul Staff, Director of Corporate Services, as SRO of the CPS ICT Procurement Programme.

Format

Available to download from this section
Senior Responsible Officer letter, Adobe PDF document, approx 85kb

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Estate Management Manual

Description

Policy and guidance on the management of the CPS estate

Format

The Estate Management Manual is approx. 150 pages long and is only available as hardcopy at present. Please contact the CPS for further details.

Title

Sustainable Development in the CPS

Description

Policy and guidance in relation to the CPS's Sustainable Development strategy.

Format

The CPS's Sustainable Development policy and guidance is clearly laid out in accordance with Government guidelines.

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Health and Safety Manual

Description

Policy and guidance in relation to CPS health and safety procedures.

Format

The Health and Safety Manual is approx. 200 pages long and is only available as hardcopy at present. Please contact the CPS for further details.

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Graduated Fee Scheme C - Manual of Guidance

Description

Guidance on the operation of the advocates fees payment scheme.

Format

The manual and accompanying annexes are available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDFs
Graduated Fee Scheme C - Manual of Guidance index

Title

Higher Courts Advocates Application User Guide

Description

Guidance to Areas on the effective use of the HCA module on the Corporate Information System.

Format

Available online in this section and to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Higher Courts Advocates Application User Guide
Higher Courts Advocates Application User Guide - PDF

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Witness Allowance Schedules

Description

Details of current rates and allowances which apply to witnesses called to give evidence by The CPS.

Format

These details are now included in the Legal Guidance section on this website.
Witness Allowance Schedules