I read an article in the sharp end, relating to an allowance that is available to "all officers" which in essense is an £110 allowance to cover costs of cleaning uniform. For the req's it is paid directly but does not specify for specials. So on the basis of this i raised it within my LPA who advised that I should be entitiled to claim it but would have do do so through my local HMRC.
This i have done so but they have intially knocked me back on the premise of that it is for "full time serving officers" only. I am of course challanging this with them and the battle is still in progress.
Just wanted to check with the team whether anybody is already claiming the allowance from an SC perspective and or just to let all the specials know that it might be worth raising it with your local inspector etc.
I have attached a copy of the sharp end edition for reference
I have attached a copy of the article for you reference