The budget for the running of the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is £1.4million for the year 2020/21, which is less than when Mr Scott came into office, and also less than the costs associated with the old Kent Police Authority which was replaced by the OPCC in 2012.

In addition, the OPCC receives money from Government to use to commission services which support victims and witnesses of crime in Kent.

Spends and grants over £500

The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to delivering an open and transparent service.

Below you will find details of all outgoings from the OPCC worth more than £500, including any commissioned services and grants awarded, dating back to April 2013. If you require any of these files in a more accessible format, please let us know.

All outgoings listed are considered necessary for operational purposes and to support the PCC's priorities. All are conducted in line with the financial standing orders which help to ensure value for money.

Gifts and Hospitality register

The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner must publish a register of gifts or hospitality received by the PCC, the Chief Executive, and OPCC staff.

The register below dates back to April 2018 and was last updated on 3 December 2020.

Date of Receipt Donor Recipient Description
of Gift/
Hospitality
Reason Cost Hospitality/
Gift Accepted?
26.04.18 Stone Parish Council Commissioner Matthew Scott Tea & Cakes Senior Citizen's tea and cake morning Approx £5 Yes
30.04.18 Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta Commissioner Matthew Scott Dinner Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta         Dinner/Speech Approx £30 Yes
23.05.18 Association of North Kent Neighbourhood Watches Commissioner Matthew Scott Buffet lunch NK Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators Event Presentation/ Speech Approx £10 Yes
18.06.18 Popi (Design) Jade Stanford 2x Popi branded notebooks, 4x Cadbury's chocolate bars Complimentary gift with purchase of leaflets Approx £3 Yes
06.07.18 Premier Foods Keith Fairbank 3 bags of dried foods Complimentary handouts provided by exhibitor at Kent County Show Approx £15 per bag Yes, then passed on to a local food bank charity
06.07.18 The Lord Colgrain, DL President, Kent County Agricultural Society Commissioner Matthew Scott Lunch Kent County Show President's Luncheon Approx £50 Yes/unable to attend on day
12.07.18 The Police Federation Commissioner Matthew Scott Dinner The Police Bravery Awards 2018 Approx £50 Yes
07.08.18 Channel 4 News Commissioner Matthew Scott Taxi from National Police Coordination Centre, 10 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1H to Channel 4 News, ITN, 200 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ Short notice request for television media interview Unknown Yes
07.08.18 Channel 4 News Commissioner Matthew Scott Taxi from Channel 4 News, ITN, 200 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ to London Victoria, Victoria Street, London SW1E 5ND Return to station following above television media interview Unknown Yes
22.08.18 Leybourne Parish Council Commissioner Matthew Scott Private buffet reception Leybourne Parish Council Outdoor Gym Opening Approx £20 Yes
07.09.18 SFM Radio Commissioner Matthew Scott China mug Interview Approx £10 Yes
17.09.18 ITN Productions Commissioner Matthew Scott Taxi from Blackfriars Train Station to ITN Productions, London WC1X 8XZ and then from ITN Productions to Westminster Television media interview Unknown Yes
05.11.18 Popi (Design) Jade Stanford 8x Cadbury Heroes mini chocolates Complimentary gift with purchase of leaflets Approx £2 Yes
07.11.18 ICVA Jade Stanford 5x sweets and pack of sanitary pads A gift to highlight national success of improving feminine hygiene in custody Apprx £2 Yes
09.11.18 Popi (Design) Jade Stanford 8x Cadbury Heroes mini chocolates Complimentary gift with purchase of leaflets Approx £2 Yes
09.01.19 Talk It Out Commissioner Matthew Scott Box of chocolates Gift Approx £15 Yes
19.02.19 Canterbury CC University Commissioner Matthew Scott Light buffet lunch Talk to students Approx £5 Yes
19.02.19 Canterbury CC University Keith Fairbank Light buffet lunch Talk to students Approx £5 Yes
01.03.19 Sir Roger De Haan Neil Wickens Buffet lunch Funders Forum 2019 Approx £10 Yes
07.03.19 Independent Insurance Services & Insure Green Commissioner Matthew Scott 1 bottle of red wine Given to all speakers attending the Kent Regional Conference Approx £10 Yes
14.03.19 Chatham Town Centre Forum Commissioner Matthew Scott Bacon roll & coffee Attending Chatham Town Centre Forum AGM Approx £5 Yes
14.03.19 Chatham Town Centre Forum Neil Parker Bacon roll & coffee Attending Chatham Town Centre Forum AGM Approx £5 Yes
18.03.19 Medway Public Health Keith Fairbank Lunch Attending Substance Misuse Conference Approx £10 Yes
26.03.19 Laura Mulder (ICV) Jade Stanford Bunch of flowers (tulips) Thank you gift upon resignation Approx £3 Yes
29.03.19 Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust Neil Parker Buffet lunch Attending Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service (CJLDS) event Approx £10 Yes
29.03.19 Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust Chris Turner Buffet lunch Attending Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service (CJLDS) event Approx £10 Yes
12.04.19 Canterbury U3A Commissioner Matthew Scott Lunch Attending Canterbury U3A lunch / Speech Approx £10 Yes
15.04.19 East Kent NARPO Adrian Harper Buffet Attending East Kent NARPO AGM Approx £10 Yes
14.05.19 ICV ICV Scheme Manager Hot water bottle for heat therapy Gift to scheme manager Approx £8 Yes
21.06.19 CIPFA CFO - Rob Phillips Dinner Invitation to dinner at CIPFA conference in July - relates to 'Achieving financial excellence in policing' programme. £ 17.95 - £19.95 Yes
21.06.19 Zurich Municipal CFO - Rob Phillips Dinner Invitation to dinner - no work association. Approx £20 No
03.07.19 Grant Thornton CFO - Rob Phillips Drinks reception Invitation to drinks reception whilst attending the Public Finance Live 2019 on 9th July Approx £10 Yes
14.08.19 Global Generation PCC Matthew Scott Buffet lunch Attending Lark in the Park VIP day Approx £7 Yes
14.08.19 Global Generation Elliott Fitzsimmons Buffet lunch Attending Lark in the Park VIP day Approx £7 Yes
14.08.19 Global Generation PCC Matthew Scott Goody bag Attending Lark in the Park VIP day Approx £5 Yes
14.08.19 Global Generation Elliott Fitzsimmons Goody bag Attending Lark in the Park VIP day Approx £5 Yes
20.09.19 Gravesend & Dartford Muslim Association PCC Matthew Scott Light buffet lunch Speaking & Q/A at the Mosque Approx £5 Yes
20.09.19 Gravesend & Dartford Muslim Association Elliott Fitzsimmons Light buffet lunch Attending above with PCC Matthew Scott Approx £15 Yes
04.10.19 Kent Federation of Small Businesses PCC Matthew Scott Hot buffet/drinks Attending The Kent Apprentices Graduation Ceremony Approx £10 Yes
04.10.19 Kent Federation of Small Businesses Neil Parker Hot buffet/drinks Attending The Kent Apprentices Graduation Ceremony Approx £10 Yes
22.11.19 KM Charity Team / Inspire Schools CFO - Rob Phillips Light buffet Attending the Kent Volunteering Awards Approx £8 Yes
22.11.19 KM Charity Team / Inspire Schools Jade Stanford Light buffet Attending the Kent Volunteering Awards Approx £8 Yes
26.11.19 ICV ICVs/OPCC Tub of Cadbury's Heroes chocolates Gift from one ICV to the other ICVs to eat at panel meeting, and told to bring the rest to the office after the meeting Approx £5 Yes
28.02.20 Global Generation PCC Matthew Scott Bottle of wine and chocolates Visit/tour of Global Generation premises Approx £15 Yes
28.02.20 Global Generation Elliott Fitzsimmons Bottle of wine and chocolates Visit/tour of Global Generation premises Approx £15 Yes - will be donated to a charity raffle