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.
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.
The total budget under the control of the PCC in 2021/22 is £183.1m.
Where the money comes from
How the money is spent
|Budget 2020/21||% of budget||Budget 2021/22||% of budget|
|Supplies, services and other||£21.7m||12.4%||£23.1m||12.6%|
Who is responsible for spending it
|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|
|Transfer from reserves||-£3.2m||-£1.7m|
|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|
|Use of reserves||£0.3m||£1.4m||£0.8m||-£3.4m|
|Total general reserve||Total earmarked reserve||Total reserves|
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).
More budget and council tax information
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)
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)