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Expenditure data

The Crown Prosecution Service is the Government Department responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police and other agencies in England and Wales.

As the principal prosecuting authority in England and Wales, we are responsible for:

  • advising on cases for possible prosecution;
  • reviewing cases submitted by the police and other agencies;
  • determining any charges in all but minor cases;
  • preparing cases for court;
  • presenting cases at court.

In delivering public prosecutions the CPS resources and expenditure are analysed between Administration Costs and Crown Prosecutions and Legal Services.

Administration represents the costs of running the Department and includes only those costs not attributed to front line services directly associated with the prosecution of criminal cases. Administration includes staff salaries, other staff related expenditure, accommodation and related costs for administrative staff based in CPS Headquarters. Costs are also incurred in relation to legal and other advice on the extension of PFI contracts, leadership training and the costs of dealing with staff grievances.

Crown Prosecutions and Legal Services cover the direct and indirect costs of taking cases to court. After the cost of front line staff salaries, most of the expenditure is associated with the costs of the more serious cases, which are heard in the Crown Court and comprise the costs of employing barristers as advocates, paying allowances and expenses to prosecution witnesses who attend court, the cost of expert testimony and a number of other less significant costs associated with the prosecution process.

Staff expenditure accounts for around 55% of CPS expenditure. Other administration costs represent 22% of costs and other programme costs the remaining 23%.

CPS invoice transactions over £25,000 by month

The CPS, like all central government departments and agencies, publishes details of its expenditure.

The files below show CPS invoice transactions over £25,000 by month. These files are in .csv format.

The data is also published on the data.gov.uk website.


2016/2017

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - November 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - October 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - September 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - August 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - July 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - June 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - May 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - April 2016 (.csv)


2015/2016

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - March 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - February 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - January 2016 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - December 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - November 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - October 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - September 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - August 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - July 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - June 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - May 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - April 2015 (.csv)


2014/2015

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - March 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - February 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - January 2015 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - December 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - November 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - October 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - September 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - August 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - July 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - June 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - May 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - April 2014 (.csv)


2013/2014

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - March 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - February 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - January 2014 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - December 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - November 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - October 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - September 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - August 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - July 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - June 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - May 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - April 2013 (.csv)


2012/2013

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - March 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - February 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - January 2013 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - December 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - November 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - October 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - September 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - August 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - July 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - June 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - May 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - April 2012 (.csv)


2011/2012

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - March 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - February 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - January 2012 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - December 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - November 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - October 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - September 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - August 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - July 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - June 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - May 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - April 2011 (.csv)


2010/2011

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - March 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - February 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - January 2011 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - December 2010 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - November 2010 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - October 2010 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - September 2010 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - August 2010 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - July 2010 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - June 2010 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - May 2010 (.csv)

CPS expenditure over £25,000 - April 2010 (.csv)

Notes

  1. Any enquiries should be directed to enquiries@cps.gsi.gov.uk
  2. The CPS does not hold supplier VAT registration numbers.
  3. If a single invoice has been coded to multiple expense types and/or expense areas the value shown is the amount paid against each individual expense type/expense area combination, even where each entry at this level may be less than £25,000.
  4. The CPS does not reclaim VAT. Therefore the gross payment is published as this represents the full cost of the transaction to the department.
  5. Payments to the barristers listed in these data represent gross fee payments, which is not the same as income. From their gross fees all self employed barristers have to deduct the costs of running their practices. They also have to make their own provision for holiday, sickness and pension provision. Payments shown are inclusive of VAT, which barristers have to repay to the government.
  6. Click here to access a glossary of CPS Account Codes.

Exceptions to spending moratoria applied for by the Crown Prosecution Service

All government departments, including the CPS, have been required by the Government to limit spending, and since 24 May 2010, there have been moratoria in place on spending in specific areas, namely:

  • A freeze on all new ICT spend above £1 million
  • A freeze on all new advertising and marketing spend
  • A freeze on all new consultancy spend
  • Increased control over new property leases and lease extensions and
  • A freeze on Civil Service recruitment

Under certain circumstances, exceptions to these moratoria can be applied, for example in order to maintain critical services. The Excel document exceptions to spending moratoria applied for by the CPS lists the exceptions applied for by the CPS in relation to the spending moratoria introduced by the Government in May 2010.

CPS Workforce Management Information

The following data shows staff numbers for the CPS (both payroll and non-payroll staff) expressed in Full Time Equivalents by Civil Service Grade in addition to payroll costs during the relevant periods.

Data is provided to show the position at 31 March 2011 (with cumulative payroll costs from 1 April 2010 and staff numbers in post at period end) and then monthly updates covering each respective month. This data is published as part of the Government’s drive for transparency within the public sector.

Users should note:

1. These figures are not Official Statistics. They are internal workforce management information published in the interests of transparency.

2. These figures have not been reconciled centrally with any National Statistics. Where differences appear between the monthly information and National Statistics, clarifying comments are provided.

3. The ONS quarterly public sector employment survey continues to provide an official headline measure for comparing the overall size of employment in central government organisations with other sectors of the economy at the relevant quarterly reference point.

4. Given the wide range of organisations covered, caution should be exercised when drawing inferences from the figures and care should be taken when making comparisons between organisations. Users of this management information should refer to any additional commentary and notes where these are provided.


2016/2017

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2016_2017.xlsx

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2016_17_november.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2016_17_october.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2016_17_september.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2016_17_august.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2016_17_july.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2016_17_june.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2016_17_may.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2016_17_april.csv


2015/2016

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_2016.xls

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_march.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_february.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_january.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_december.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_november.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_october.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_september.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_august.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_july.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_june.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_may.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2015_16_april.csv


2014/2015

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_2015.xls

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_march.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_february.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_january.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_december.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_november.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_october.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_september.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_august.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_july.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_june.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_may.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2014_15_april.csv


2013/2014

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_2014.xls

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_march.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_february.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_january.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_december.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_november.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_october.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_september.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_august.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_july.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_june.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_may.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2013_14_april.csv


2012/2013

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_2013.xls

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_march.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_february.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_january.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_december.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_november.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_october.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_september.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_august.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_july.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_june.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_may.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2012_13_april.csv


2011/2012

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_2012.xls

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_march.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_february.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_january.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_december.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_november.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_october.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_september.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_august.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_july.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_june.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_may.csv

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2011_12_april.csv


2010/2011

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2010_2011.xls

cps_monthly_workforce_management_information_2010_11.csv

Non-consolidated performance-related pay data

The data below shows the non-consolidated Performance Related Payments (PRP) made to employees for the performance year 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2015. This data is published in accordance with the Government's commitment to open up Government-held data to the public.

Information on GPC card expenditure over £500

The data below shows all Government Procurement Card spend over £500 at the CPS for the 2010-11 financial year onwards.

2016/2017

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_june_2016.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_may_2016.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_april_2016.csv

2015/2016

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_march_2016.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_february_2016.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_january_2016.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_december_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_november_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_october_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_september_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_august_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_july_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_june_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_may_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_april_2015.csv


2014/2015

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_march_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_february_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_january_2015.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_december_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_november_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_october_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_september_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_august_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_july_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_june_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_may_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_april_2014.csv


2013/2014

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_march_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_february_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_january_2014.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_december_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_november_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_october_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_september_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_august_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_july_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_june_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_may_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_april_2013.csv


2012/2013

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_march_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_february_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_january_2013.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_december_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_november_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_october_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_september_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_august_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_july_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_june_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_may_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_april_2012.csv


2011/2012

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_march_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_february_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_january_2012.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_december_2011.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_november_2011.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_october_2011.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_september_2011.csv

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_April_to_August_2011.csv


2010/2011

gpc_card_data_spend_over_500_2010_to_2011.csv

Crown Prosecution Service Major Projects Portfolio data, 2016

Each government department has published detailed information about projects on the Government Major Project Portfolio (GMPP). This includes a delivery confidence assessment rating, financial information (whole life cost, annual budget and forecast spend), project schedule and project narrative.

The data reflects the status of the GMPP in September 2015 and is published in support of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) annual report

Detail regarding CPS projects that fall within the GMPP are available in the following formats:

Crown Prosecution Service Major Projects Portfolio data, 2015

Each government department has published detailed information about projects on the Government Major Project Portfolio (GMPP). This includes a delivery confidence assessment rating, financial information (whole life cost, annual budget and forecast spend), project schedule and project narrative.

The data reflects the status of the GMPP in September 2014 and is published in support of the Major Projects Authority (MPA) annual report

Detail regarding CPS projects that fall within the GMPP are available in the following formats: