Bonus/Competency allowance for Kingdom Staff - litter/environment enforcement

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Dear Peterborough City Council,

In light of the recent Panorama programme on Monday 15th of May, can you the Council please confirm or deny that the staff contracted by the Council through Kingdom security do not have any form of bonus or "competency allowance" as has been highlighted are the same thing.

Yours faithfully,

O.Dove

FOI Team, Peterborough City Council

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"FOI Team" <foi@peterborough.gov.uk>, Peterborough City Council

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Dear Sir / Madam,

 

Your request for information, with reference number CRN1705246805 has
now been considered and the information requested is given below.

Information Request: FOI Request

In light of the recent Panorama programme on Monday 15th of May, can
you, the Council, please confirm or deny that the staff contracted by
the Council through Kingdom security, do not have any form of bonus
or "competency allowance" as has been highlighted are the same thing.

        

Our Response:
Peterborough City Council contracted Kingdom on a 12 month pilot to
help enforce against offences such as littering and other anti-social
activities. This comes at a time when the council has begun to
introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders to improve the cleanliness
and safety of the city for our residents and visitors. 
 
The information you request is not held by Peterborough City Council.
However, we took the allegations made in the BBC Panorama
Investigation very seriously and lengthy discussions were held
between the council and Kingdom. Kingdom provided the council with
comprehensive reassurances to all our questions raised before the
contract was signed.  
 
Specifically, in response to our questions around the competency
allowance, Kingdom has reassured us that this is not a means to
generate income. To make the business model viable a certain number
of fixed penalty notices need to be issued per day to cover the costs
of delivering the service. We were told if this is met a standard
allowance will be paid to the enforcement officers, regardless of the
number of tickets issued above that set amount. It is not an
incentive to issue more tickets. 
 
Any fixed penalty notice issued must be appropriately raised and meet
all evidential standards. The council has and will continue to ensure
that any enforcement activity in Peterborough is carried out fairly
and transparently.
 

 

       

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