Accessibility |

COPFS

Rates payable to witnesses

5 December 2012

Freedom of Information request: Rates payable to witnesses

Thank you for your email dated 23rd October 2012 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) requesting details of the current rates payable to Crown witnesses in respect of various rates and subsistence claims.

Please find attached at Appendix A the information which you requested.


Appendix A
Rates Payable
Ordinary witness allowances

Day subsistence

Rate

Attendance up to 5 hours

£2.50

Attendance over 5 hours but not 10 hours

£5.00

Attendance over 10 hours but not 15 hours

£10.00

Attendance over 15 hours

£15.00

Overnight allowances



Attendance overnight

£65.00

Attendance overnight staying with friends and relatives

£25.00

Mileage allowances



Motor mileage allowance

28p per mile

1st passenger

2p per mile

Additional passengers after 1st.

1p per mile

Motorcycle

28p per mile

Bicycle

7p per mile



Childminding and carers’ expenses



Rate

Registered childminder

£3.50

Non-registered childminder

£1.00

Carer’s expenses

£3.50


Semi-professional witnesses

(Payable at 60% of professional witness rates)

Semi-Professional witnesses

Professional Witness Rate

60%

Absence from practice or residence up to two hours

£75.00

£45.00

Absence from practice or residence for two hours but not over four hours

£112.00

£67.20

Absence from practice or residence for four hours but not over six hours

£170.00

£102.00

Absence from practice or residence for over six hours

£225.00

£135.00

Please remember there is cap for overnight stays on bed and breakfast only of £80.