What we spend
Revenue and capital budget
The detailed medium term financial strategy booklet can be found here.
Statement of accounts
The police and crime commissioner's statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2016 is available online. Statement of accounts for previous years can be found below, and on the archived website of the police authority. The accounts contain a group statement of accounts and separate statements of accounts for the police and crime commissioner and for the chief constable. You have a right to inspect the accounts of the police and crime commissioner, and of the chief constable. Electors may also ask questions about, or challenge, the accounts. Details of how you can do this are published when the accounts are available.
Your council tax
In 2016-17 £292.8 million (compared to £289.5m in 2015-16) will be spent on policing and crime reduction in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. £193.5 m (£193.7m in 2015-16) of this comes from grants and other income, while £99.3m (£95.8m in 2015-16) will be funded by council tax payers. For a Band D property the part of the council tax covering police services will increase by 1.99% from £169.47 in 2015-16 to £172.84 in 2016-17.
The PCC's budget and precept proposals were scrutinised by the police and crime panel at a public hearing on February 5 2016. The panel, a committee of local authority councillors and independent members, endorsed the PCC's proposals without further recommendation. The PCC also sought the chief constable’s professional opinion prior to reaching his decision.
The priorities are detailed in the PCC's Police and Crime Plan. This includes a statement of information on how the PCC will ensure value for money.
Click here for further information about 2016/17 council tax expenditure, including the amounts for each property band, the PCC’s spending plans for 2016-2017 compared to 2015-2016, and hyperlinks to the websites of the local billing authorities where you can find out more about the total council tax bill.