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Police budget and council tax

Your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is responsible for setting the budget for policing in Norfolk, including how much you contribute through Council Tax, and for monitoring how that budget is used and holding the Chief Constable to account.

Regular reports on police spending are received by your PCC at public meetings with the Chief Constable.

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Funding for both Norfolk’s police service and the work of the PCC comes from grants received from the Home Office, income from fees and charges, and the annual council tax precept that is levied on all households in Norfolk.

The PCC must determine the amount you pay through your Council Tax, following consultation with communities and business rate payers, and the county’s Police and Crime Panel must be briefed on the PCC’s precept proposals. Council Tax is collected by District Councils who are also responsible for Council Tax benefit, discounts and exemptions. For specific information about Council Tax, like banding, tax benefits or paying your Council Tax, please contact your local council.

Budget 2021/22

The total budget under the control of the PCC in 2021/22 is £183.1m. 

 Where the money comes from

 

Budget 2020/21

Budget 2021/22
Government funding £94.8m £100.2m
Council tax £79.9m £82.9m
Approved budget £174.7m £183.1m

 

How the money is spent

  Budget 2020/21 % of budget Budget 2021/22  % of budget
Employees £150.0m 85.9% £157.5m 86.0%
Premises £16.3m 9.3% £16.9m 9.2%
Transport £3.5m 2.0% £3.6m 2.0%
Supplies, services and other £21.7m 12.4% £23.1m 12.6%
Capital financing £7.3m 4.2% £4.8m 2.6%
Gross budget £198.8m 113.8% £205.9m 112.4%
Other income £24.1m 13.8% £22.8m 12.4%
Net budget £174.7m 100.0% £183.1m  100.0%

  

Who is responsible for spending it

 

Budget 2020/21

Budget 2021/22
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN) £1.2m £1.2m
OPCCN Commissioning - base budget £1m £1m
OPCCN Commissioning - budget brought forward £0.5m £0.5m
Chief Constable operational spending £168m £178.1m
Capital financing £7.2m £4m
Transfer from reserves -£3.2m -£1.7m
Approved budget £174.7m £183.1m

 

Capital programme

  2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
Estates schemes £10.3m £5.5m £1.7m £1.5m
ICT (Norfolk only) £0.5m £1.2m £3.2m £3.2m
Norfolk share of joint schemes (mostly ICT) £3.7m £2.4m £3.1m 1.9m
Vehicles £1.3m £0.8m £0.9m £0.8m
Total £15.8m £9.9m £8.9m £7.4m

 

Capital funding

  2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
Grant £0.2m £0.1m £0.1m £0.1m
Capital receipts £2m £0.5m £1.1m £4m
Revenue £3.9m £2.9m £2.9m £2.9m
Use of reserves £0.3m £1.4m £0.8m -£3.4m
Internal/external borrowing £9.3m £5m £4m £3.8m
Total £15.8m £9.9m £8.9m £7.4m

 

Reserves

  Total general reserve Total earmarked reserve Total reserves
31/03/2020 £4.5m £12.8m £17.2m
31/03/2021 forecast £4.5m £12.4m £16.8m
31/03/2022 forecast £4.6m £10.5m £15.1m
31/03/2023 forecast £4.7m £8m £12.7m
31/03/2024 forecast £4.7m £6.2m £11m
31/03/2025 forecast £4.7m £8.1m 12.8m

Having consulted Norfolk’s communities on whether they would be prepared to pay more to support their police service in 2021/22, former PCC Lorne Green took the decision to increase the council tax precept for the year by 5.68% (equating to an extra 29 pence per week based on households in a Band D property).

Find out more about the council tax increase

Read the PCC's budget report to the Police and Crime Panel

 

More budget and council tax information

2021/22

This report updates the Norfolk Police and Crime Panel on the PCC's proposed policing budget for 2021/22, providing information on the policing precept, revenue budget and capital plan for 2021/22 and medium-term financial plan to 2024/25.

Date: 2021-02-02 / PDF (1.3 MB)

2021/22Budget and Council Tax

2020/21

Date: 2020-02-17 / PDF (708 KB)

2020/21Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2019-12-16 / PDF (192 KB)

2020/21Budget and Council Tax

Budget Consultation Document 2020/21

Date: 2019-12-16 / PDF (1.4 MB)

2020/21Budget and Council Tax

The report which went to the Police and Crime Panel on 4 February has been updated to take account of Home Office clarification in relation to treatment of the ring-fenced uplift grant.

Date: 2020-02-17 / PDF (902 KB)

2020/21Budget and Council Tax

2019/20

Date: 2019-12-16 / PDF (192 KB)

2020/21Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2019-03-11 / PDF (334 KB)

2019/20Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2019-02-05 / PDF (431 KB)

2019/20Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2019-02-05 / PDF (132 KB)

2019/20Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2019-02-05 / PDF (7.5 MB)

2019/20Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2019-02-05 / PDF (2.8 MB)

2019/20Budget and Council Tax

2019-20 Budget Consultation Document

Date: 2019-01-02 / PDF (7.5 MB)

2019/20Budget and Council TaxConsultation

2019/20 Budget Consultation Responses

Date: 2019-02-05 / PDF (585 KB)

2019/20Budget and Council TaxConsultation

Capital Strategy 2019/20

Date: 2019-03-12 / PDF (217 KB)

2019/20Budget and Council Tax

Reserves Strategy 2019/20

Date: 2019-03-12 / PDF (273 KB)

2019/20Budget and Council Tax

2018/19

Date: 2018-04-04 / PDF (274 KB)

2018/19Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2018-02-07 / PDF (548 KB)

2018/19Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2018-02-07 / PDF (39 KB)

2018/19Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2018-02-07 / PDF (36 KB)

2018/19Budget and Council Tax

2018-19 Budget Consultation Document

Date: 2017-11-28 / PDF (827 KB)

2018/19Budget and Council TaxConsultation

Date: 2018-02-07 / PDF (490 KB)

2018/19Budget and Council TaxConsultation

Date: 2018-08-06 / PDF (311 KB)

2018/19Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2019-02-05 / PDF (431 KB)

2019/20Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2019-02-05 / PDF (132 KB)

2019/20Budget and Council Tax

2017/18

Date: 2017-03-06 / PDF (83 KB)

2017/18Budget and Council Tax

Income Analysis 2017/18

Date: 2017-05-03 / PDF (36 KB)

2017/18Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2017-02-06 / PDF (1.2 MB)

2017/18Budget and Council Tax

Letter from Panel - Precept

Date: 2017-02-06 / PDF (43 KB)

2017/18Budget and Council Tax

Letter to Panel - Precept

Date: 2017-02-06 / PDF (36 KB)

2017/18Budget and Council Tax

Budget Consultation 2017/18

Date: 2016-11-10 / PDF (2.4 MB)

2017/18Budget and Council TaxConsultation

Survey Comments

Date: 2017-02-06 / PDF (377 KB)

2017/18Budget and Council TaxConsultation

Survey Results

Date: 2017-02-06 / PDF (36 KB)

2017/18Budget and Council TaxConsultation

2016/17

Report provided to the Police & Crime Panel at a public meeting on 2 February 2016, providing a breakdown of the responses to the PCC's budget consultation.

Date: 2016-02-02 / PDF (34 KB)

2016/17Budget and Council Tax

Budget Consultation Responses 2016/17

Spreadsheet of responses to PCC's online survey on whether police Council Tax should be increased by 2% or frozen for 2016/17.

Date: 2016-02-02 / XLS (514 KB)

2016/17Budget and Council Tax

Chief Constable's Panel Presentation

Presentation given by Chief Constable Simon Bailey to members of the Norfolk Police & Crime Panel at a public meeting on 2 February 2016.

Date: 2016-02-02 / PDF (482 KB)

2016/17Budget and Council Tax

The members of the Norfolk Police and Crime Panel confirm their unanimous support for the PCC's revised proposal to increase the policing element of Council Tax.

Date: 2016-02-17 / PDF (47 KB)

2016/17Budget and Council Tax

Letter from PCC to Norfolk Police and Crime Panel confirming the end of the budget/precept setting process for 2016/17.

Date: 2016-02-17 / PDF (37 KB)

2016/17Budget and Council Tax

Agenda from the public meeting of the Norfolk Police & Crime Panel on 2 February 2016, where Panel members considered the PCC's police budget/Council Tax proposal.

Date: 2016-02-02 / PDF (3 MB)

2016/17Budget and Council Tax

This revised budget report was considered and endorsed by the members of the Police and Crime Panel on 16 February 2016.

Date: 2016-02-11 / PDF (630 KB)

2016/17Budget and Council Tax

Public Engagement Briefing 2016

Presentation given by Chief Constable Simon Bailey at public engagement events during PCC's January 2016 budget consultation.

Date: 2016-02-01 / PDF (656 KB)

2016/17Budget and Council Tax

This revised precept (and council tax) report was considered by the Police and Crime Panel at its public meeting on 16 February 2016. The Panel endorsed the Commissioner's proposal to increase the council tax by 1.98% (£4.124) per annum to £212.94 at Band D. The collection authorities were notified of their individual shares of the total precept (£60,630,402) in letters from the Chief Finance Officer dated 16 February 2016.

Date: 2016-02-17 / PDF (880 KB)

2016/17Budget and Council Tax

2015/16

Budget Presentation 2015/16

Date: 2015-01-01 / PDF (164 KB)

2015/16Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2015-01-01 / PDF (170 KB)

2015/16Budget and Council Tax

Date: 2015-02-03 / PDF (47 KB)

2015/16Budget and Council Tax