The majority of the grant and other funding coming to Ron Hogg, Durham's Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) is allocated to the Chief Constable in order for him to maintain an effective police force. It is used to fund salaries, allowances, pension commitments and operational running costs. Capital expenditure will also be incurred and used to invest in assets such as land, buildings, information technology, vehicles and equipment.
The PCVC is required to consult with the Chief Constable in setting the annual budget. As part of the process the PCVC is required to obtain the views of the local community on the proposed expenditure in the financial year ahead.
How is the budget set?
The PCVC and the Chief Constable share a responsibility to provide effective financial and budget planning for the short, medium and longer term. Each year, in consultation with the Chief Constable, the PCVC is required to set a budget for the forthcoming year and to agree a medium term financial strategy that takes account of funding and spending plans for both revenue and capital.
The medium term financial plan should be aligned to the Police and Crime Plan and should take account of affordability, risk, use of reserves and the Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities.
The majority of police funding is received through government grants that are issued by the Home Office. In addition to this, PCCs have been established as precepting authorities and can raise additional funding by setting a precept. This is charged to local householders as an element of Council Tax. To view the current Council Tax Leaflet, please click on the link below:
Medium Term Financial Plan
The resources which Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) for Durham and Darlington has available to him, have become increasingly constrained over the past few years. This paper sets out how Ron and Chief Constable Mike Barton plan to use those resources, over the period to 2022.
Further information can be found within our financial documents, by clicking on the link below:
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