What we spend
Revenue and capital budget
This report covers the spending proposals and key issues relating to the four year finance strategy, the annual budget for the 2019-2020 financial year and the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS).
Statement of accounts
The police and crime commissioner's statement of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019 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
Your council tax bill for this year shows the contribution your household will make to the police in the next 12 months – a Band C property will pay £188.69.That’s an increase of 41p a week for a Band C property, which will raise £14.3m and allow us to recruit an extra 85 police officers, bringing officer numbers up to 3,100 by the end of 2020 – the highest number of officers since the first police and crime commissioner elections in 2012.
Without the additional funding we would have had to stop recruitment of front line officers – who are increasingly dealing with the mentally unwell, significant summer demand pressures, serious crimes and a constant terrorist threat.
The PCC's budget and precept proposals were scrutinised by the police and crime panel at a public hearing on February 8 2019. 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 her 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.
The PCC has sent a leaflet outlining the increase in police precept to every household in Devon and Cornwall. If you haven't received one you can see a copy below:
Further Information on council tax
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s element of the council tax is only a small part of the overall bill. You can find out more about the total council tax bill on the website of your local billing authority.
- East Devon District Council
- Exeter City Council
- Mid Devon District Council
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- Teignbridge Borough Council
- West Devon Borough Council
- Torridge District Council
- Isles of Scilly Council
- Cornwall Council
- Torbay Council
- Plymouth Council