In total Council Tax payers in South Tyneside will contribute £5.19m towards the running costs of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria in 2019/20.
This is the equivalent to £134.33 per Band D Council Tax payer. Which is a 21.75% increase from the previous year.
This increase was ratified by the Police and Crime Panel on the 5th February 2019.
Funding for Northumbria Police
This Year 2019/20
TOTAL BUDGET REQUIREMENT
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|0.0||Special Pensions Grant|| || ||-3.4|
Localised Council Tax Support Grants/Council Tax Freeze Grant/Other Grants
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|-0.9||Constituted Authorities Net Surplus|| || ||-0.8|
NET BUDGET REQUIREMENT
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Change in Net Budget Requirement between years is attributable to:
Increase in Government Funding
Inflation and Other Changes
| ||Increase in Employers Pension Costs||7.7|
| ||Increase in Use of Reserves||4.0|
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Message from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria
During our public consultation on policing, you told the Chief Constable and I that you want to see continued investment in policing and were willing to pay a little extra. As your PCC, I believe government should pay for this - the home office disagree. The police precept will increase for a band D property by 46p a week and for a band A property by 31p per week.
Since 2010, Central government had required £142 million in cuts and efficiencies from the police force budget. For the 2019/20 funding, they assumed that the precept would increase by £24 - if it did not it would reduce Northumbria Police funding by £9.4 million.
The Band D council tax precept for Northumbria will increase from £110.33 to £134.33 for the year. This remains, by far, the lowest precept of any Police and Crime Commissioner in England and Wales. You can find out more information on the OPCC website.
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner: 2019-20