The limits outlined below represent the total which may be agreed by the named party in relation to a single expense or over the life of a contract award.
The Lead Secretary has authority to authorise any routine expenditure of SCoSS, inclusive of remuneration claims, travel expenses, contractor invoices and publication costs, etc, to the limit of £10,000. Beyond this level clearance should be sought from the Accountable Officer.
The Accountable Officer has authority to authorise contracts and or expenses in excess of £10,000 and up to £50,000. For expenditure beyond £50,000 the Accountable Officer shall obtain approval from the Director for Social Security.