Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria
In total Council Tax payers in South Tyneside will contribute £6.670m towards the running costs of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria in 2023 / 24.
This is equivalent to £168.84 per Band D Council Tax payer, which is a 9.75% increase from the previous year.
This increase was ratified by the Police and Crime Panel on 7 February 2023.
Last year (2022 / 23)
Funding for Northumbria Police
This year (2023 / 24)
|Net expenditure (£m)|
Gross expenditure (£m)
Gross income (£m)
|Net expenditure (£m)|
Total budget requirement
|-3.4||Special Pensions Grant||-3.4|
Localised Council Tax Support Grants/Council Tax Freeze Grant/Other Grants
|-0.7||Constituted Authorities Net Surplus||-0.9|
Net budget requirement
Change in Net Budget Requirement between years is attributable to:
- Budget savings: -9.6
- Increase in Government Funding: -5.2
- Inflation and other changes: 30.2
- Use of Earmarked Reserves: -8.1
- Change in Council Tax Deficit: -0.2
This precept provides the funding increase for Northumbria Police in 2023/24 to give a major boost to Neighbourhood policing teams and help protect the force from the impact of significant budget pressures and spiraling inflation.
Raising the precept really isn't an easy decision but as Police Commissioner I feel I have been forced into a corner on this. If Government won't foot the bill, I'm left with turning to local people - those who care about our region being safe and free from crime.
People here in the North East repeatedly tell me they want more police officers out on the streets, in the heart of our local communities, and I'm with them on that. To deliver this, we need more money from somewhere.
To address the challenges facing Northumbria Police I have approved an increase of 125p per month for a band D property.
For the majority of households in Northumbria, those in a band A property, the increase is 83p per month.
The increase in the precept will provide over £6m in extra funds for 2023/24 which will help deliver a shake-up to neighbourhood policing that will make officers more visible across communities.
The Band D council tax precept for Northumbria will increase from £153.84 to £168.84 for the year. This remains by far, the lowest precept of any Police and Crime Commissioner in England and Wales.
You can find more information on the OPCC website: Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner.