Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Surrey Police pays out £15MILLION of taxpayers' money in fuel allowances

A cash-strapped police force has paid out a staggering £15million of taxpayers' money in fuel allowances to officers, it was revealed today.

Surrey Police pay out more than £2million EACH YEAR to officers who claim petrol allowance for personal use, which includes driving to and from work.

The police have defended the payments, saying they were needed to stop officers transferring to forces which offered higher salaries like the Met.

My comment: Taxpayer's money used to give fuel allowances to Police Officers for personal use? Didn't MPs use a similar excuse for fiddling their expenses? Pay not good enough so we were encouraged to pad our expense claims! I wonder how many are paying tax on their expenses for private use?

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