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Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

In total Council Tax payers in South Tyneside will contribute £5.34m towards the running costs of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria in 2020/21.

This is the equivalent to £137.00 per Band D Council Tax payer.  Which is a 1.99% increase from the previous year.

This increase was ratified by the Police and Crime Panel on the 4th February 2020.

 

Last Year

2019/20

Net

Expenditure

£m

Funding for Northumbria Police

This Year 2020/21

 

Gross

Expenditure

£m

Gross

Income

£m

Net

Expenditure

£m

284.1

Police General

321.5

-18.9

302.5

0.0

Contingencies

 

 

0.0

284.1

 

 

 

302.5

284.1

TOTAL BUDGET REQUIREMENT

  

302.5

 Less   

-219.0

Formula Grant

  

-235.3

-3.4Special Pensions Grant  -3.4

-8.2

Localised Council Tax Support Grants/Council Tax Freeze Grant/Other Grants

  

-8.2

-0.8Constituted Authorities Net Surplus  -0.9

52.8

NET BUDGET REQUIREMENT

  

54.7

 

Explanatory Note

 

Change in Net Budget Requirement between years is attributable to:

 
 

Budget Savings

-3.7

 

Increase in Government Funding

-21.6

 

Inflation and Other Changes

18.6
 Increase in Employers Pension Costs4.4
 Increase in Use of Reserves4.2
   

Message from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

At the start of the budget setting process I set out to ask the public what they want from their police force, and the response was clear.  You told myself and the chief constable that you are prepared to pay a little extra to offset recent budget reductions and invest in Northumbria Police services.

I am commited to ensuring our region has a police force that keeps us safe, one that has the resources it needs to protect communities and the most vulnerable, and one that ensures neighbourhoods are supported with local police officers 'on the beat'.  But alongside the need to fund these services, I have to take into account the impact on residents of any rise in household bills.

The police precept will increase by 1.99%, equivalent to 22 pence per month for a band D property, and for a band A property by 15 pence per month.  I believe this is fair on households dealing with their own cost issues while at the same time ensuring Northumbria police is well positioned to tackle emerginging crime trends, and has the resources it needs to keep communities safe.

The band D council tax precept for Northumbria will increase from £134.33 to £137.00 for the year.  This remains by far, one of the lowest of any Police and Crime Commissioner in England and Wales.  You can find out more on the OPCC website:

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner: 2020-21

 

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