Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2016/17

What we spend

Revenue and capital budget

This report covers the spending proposals and key issues relating to the four year finance strategy, and the annual budget for the 2017-2018 financial year.

The detailed medium term financial strategy booklet can be found here

Statement of accounts

The police and crime commissioner's un-audited statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017 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.

Annual Governance statement 2014-15

Statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2016

statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2015

Statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2014

Statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2013

Statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2012

Your council tax

In 2017-18 £298.0 million (compared to £292.8m in 2016-176) will be spent on policing and crime reduction in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. £194.9 m (£193.5m in 2016-17) of this comes from grants and other income, while £103.1m (£99.3m 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 £172.84 in 2016-17 to £176.28 in 2017-18.
The PCC's budget and precept proposals were scrutinised by the police and crime panel at a public hearing on February 3 2017. 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 2017/18 council tax expenditure, including the amounts for each property band, the PCC’s spending plans for 2017-2018 compared to 2016-2017, and hyperlinks to the websites of the local billing authorities where you can find out more about the total council tax bill.



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