Liz Truss and the £115K Annual Allowance.


£115K Public Duties Cost Annual Allowance.

UK £115K Ex-PM Annual Allowance.

Will Liz Truss be eligible for anything from the £115K Annual Allowance, after just 44 days as the UK Prime Minister?

Liz Truss is a British politician who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 6 September 2022. She announced her intention to resign as prime minister on 20 October 2022.

The Public Duties Cost Allowance (PDCA) lets former PMs claim back money towards the cost of maintaining their activities in public life.

These costs can include “Police protection on public visits, staffing at public visits, support to charitable work, social media platforms and managing and maintaining ex-PMs office”.

The PDCA was introduced to assist former Prime Ministers still active in public life.

Payments are made only to meet the actual cost of continuing to fulfil public duties.

The costs are a reimbursement of incurred expenses for necessary office costs and secretarial costs arising from their special position in public life.

Former Prime Ministers or their staff may only be reimbursed for legitimate salary or office expenses incurred in meeting the demands of the former Prime Minister’s public life up to the annual limit.

The allowance cannot be paid in advance of need.

A purchase order should be requested at the start of the period of any claim and invoices submitted against this purchase order.

If the former Prime Minister accepts any public appointment, the level of the allowance will be reviewed in relation to the remuneration, if any, which he or she will receive from public funds.

The Public Duties Cost Allowance, (PDCA), to subsidise the work of former prime ministers’ offices, has been in effect since 1991, and has remained at a maximum of £115,000 per year.

The annual amount received by each PDCA claimant is published each year in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts.

Public Duties Cost Allowance claims in 2020/2021.

  • John Major £115,000 (Conservative 28 November 1990 – 2 May 1997)
  • Tony Blair £115,000 (Labour 2 May 1997 – 27 June 2007)
  • Gordon Brown £114,712 (Labour 27 June 2007 – 11 May 2010)
  • David Cameron £113,423 (Conservative 11 May 2010 – 13 July 2016)
  • Theresa May £57,832 (Conservative 13 July 2016 – 24 July 2019)
  • Boris Johnson £TBA (Conservative 24 July 2019 – 6 September 2022)

www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-duty-cost-allowance/public-duty-costs-allowance-guidance


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