Hosted Bodies – Accommodation

Reference code: 
PCD 528
Date signed: 
05 March 2019
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

MOPAC hosts a number of national policing bodies.  Under the arrangements MOPAC is the contracting entity for these bodies.   Following the expiry of the previous licence to occupy, revised agreements to occupy central London accommodation has been agreed, and MOPAC approval is sought for these. The estimated multi-year cost is £11.1m which will be funded from the respective national policing bodies.


The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is recommended to approve the agreements to occupy accommodation on behalf of hosted bodies.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    Following the expiry of the previous occupation licences and negotiation with the landlord new agreements to occupy accommodation have been agreed, and MOPAC approval for the agreements is now sought. 

1.2.    The MPS Property Services Directorate have managed the negotiation on behalf of the national policing bodies.  

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    The national policing bodies who occupy this accommodation have approved the proposed arrangements and the funding to meet the costs of the proposal.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    The estimated cost of the rental and service charges across the term of the agreement is £11.1m.  This will be funded by the respective national policing bodies.  There is no liability for MOPAC.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    Para 4.16 of the MOPAC Scheme of Consent and Delegation provides that the DMPC approves “All business cases to acquire or renew a leasehold with a value in excess of £500,000 over the initial lease period or 5 years whichever is the lesser”. 

4.2.    MOPAC acts as the contracting body for these hosted bodies under approved respective Section 22 Police Act 1996 collaboration agreements.

5.    GDPR and Data Privacy 

5.1.    The proposal does not use personally identifiable data of members of the public therefore there are no GDPR issues to be considered.

6.    Equality Comments

6.1.    There are no negative equality or diversity implications arising from this proposal

7.    Background/supporting papers

7.1.    MPS Report.

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