3.1.4. Charges for the provision of 'goods and services to third parties' (including Government departments/bodies) are contained in Appendix D. Any variance from national guidance has been approved by the PCC and reflects the cost of service provision by Kent Police. Requests for services not listed and where there is no existing guidance will be charged at: Staff Time (Appendix B rates) + cost of any other items/goods/services provided (Full Economic Cost Recovery) + Administrative Charge of 5% (minimum £10) to cover issuance and processing of invoice and payment.
3.1.5. No charge is to be made for reports/interviews provided to the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) as per Home Office Circular 72/1970.
3.1.6. No charge to be made to 'Responsible Authorities' (as defined in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998).
3.1.7. The ACPO/ACPOS National Vetting Policy for the Police Community (2012) recognises the business need of some forces to levy a charge for the vetting of contactors. The 7 Force Eastern Region Alliance Summit comprising the Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk have agreed that a charge will be levied for the vetting of contractors as outlined in Appendix E.