Consultation on reform to our charging methodology

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is responsible for defraying the costs of railway policing to the rail industry and other service users. We are reviewing the way in which we allocate these charges to our core funders, and proposing a new methodology that will be simpler, more predictable and should reduce volatility.

BTPA is consulting on the proposed changes for a six-week period, from 26 September to 7 November.

Consultation pack on reform of the charging methodology for the allocation of charges to PSA holders

Frequently Asked Questions (updated 23/10/2023)

Worked example

Slidedeck: Stakeholder Engagement Session (1 November 2023)

Update on BTPA’s Consultation: December 2023

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]



Allan Gregory is the new Assistant Chief Constable for Network Policing

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has appointed Allan Gregory as the new BTP Assistant Chief Constable for Network Policing.

Allan has been an officer with the British Transport Police since 1992 and has worked across the West Midlands, Liverpool and Manchester. In 2012, he was promoted to Superintendent of the Wales and Western Area, and was Chief Superintendent for C Division for five years after that. Since August 2021, Allan has been the Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Network Policing, responsible for local policing, performance, response, volume crime investigation, neighbourhood policing and stakeholder engagement across England, Scotland and Wales.

Chair of the BTPA, Ron Barclay-Smith, said: “We are delighted to announce Allan Gregory as the permanent appointment in the ACC role – a job he has been doing for a while now with impressive results. I can’t imagine anyone more fitting for this role, considering Allan’s passion for policing that serves the rail community, staff and passengers. Allan is a natural problem-solver, and I have witnessed how much he really cares about the job. He is a real asset to BTP and I wish him every success in the new role.”

BTP ACC Allan Gregory said: “I am incredibly proud to be appointed as ACC for Network Policing. This is a great time to be working in BTP given the amount of opportunity available. Policing is always challenged by demand and I am hugely motivated by the opportunities available to us all through crime prevention and collaboration. I’m also focussed on continuing to develop our Neighbourhood Policing offer. Above all, policing is about trust and legitimacy, and our recently launched Police Race Action Plan will take energy and commitment if we are to make the necessary difference.”

The appointment of BTP Chief Officers is the responsibility of Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Transport.

DfT is recruiting new BTPA Members

The Secretary of State for Transport wishes to appoint a Deputy Chair, Scottish Member, Welsh Member and up to four further Members of the British Transport Police Authority. This includes the appointment of the following specific roles:

  • A Deputy Chair.
  • A Member who has knowledge of the interests of persons in Scotland appointed in consultation with Scottish Ministers – this individual will chair the Scottish Railways Policing Committee, which is a sub-committee of the BTPA.
  • A Member who has knowledge of the interests of persons in Wales appointed in consultation with Welsh Ministers.

Up to four further Members who have knowledge and experience of any of the following:

  1. The companies who operate the trains and tracks;
  2. The staff who work for those operators;
  3. The passengers who travel on the railway; or
  4. Policing.

For more information and to apply for these roles, please visit the vacancy page on GOV.UK.

Or you can view the full Candidate Pack 

Candidate Pack (Welsh Version)