In this section you can find links to the PIRC's corporate publications:

  • Strategic plan
  • Business plan
  • Annual Performance Report
  • Annual Report and Accounts
  • Annual report
  • Annual accounts
  • Memoranda of Understanding
  • Performance against Strategic Objectives
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Minutes of Heads of Department Group meetings 
  • Minutes of Audit & Accountability Committee meetings.


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Business and Strategic Plans

Our annual Business Plan describes how we will deliver on our objectives set out in our 2016-19 Strategic Plan.


Our performance

We are committed to delivering our Corporate Objectives. Our annual Business Plan contains a series of actions and performance measures setting out how we will meet each objective. Our business performance is monitored on a monthly basis.


Annual reports

Our Annual Report and Accounts sets out our key performance statistics and financial statement for the preceding year. The Commissioner also publishes an annual Performance Report.



Expenditure reports

The PIRC publishes reports presenting expenditure on salaries and associated costs, other running costs and research costs against budgets for the year. These are usually updated on an annual basis following external audit. 

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act: Section 31 information

To promote openness and transparency across the public sector in Scotland, under the terms of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, the PIRC publishes information about expenditure in certain areas, including:

  • Public Relations
  • Overseas Travel
  • Hospitality and Entertainment
  • External Consultancy
  • Payments with a value in excess of £25,000
  • The number of members and staff who received remuneration in excess of £150,000.

Record of management meetings

The PIRC Heads of Department Group meets monthly to discuss and report progress towards the organisation's Strategic Objectives and Business Plan.  A record of each meeting is published here.

Policies and procedures

PIRC policies and procedures contain guidance for staff on how to work in a professional manner.


Memoranda of Understanding

The PIRC has a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with police bodies and other public organisations operating in Scotland, which provide guidance for all parties involved in Investigations and Complaint Handling Reviews (CHRs).

Our MoUs are published here.