The purpose of authorised allowances is to reimburse expenses incurred by PCCs in carrying out their duties, not to provide a general gratuity for undertaking the role.
The kinds of allowances determined by the Secretary of State for the purposes of paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the 2011 Act are allowances in respect of:
* travel expenses
* subsistence expenses
* exceptional expenses
reasonably incurred by a PCC in the exercise of the commissioner’s functions.