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 2020/21 is £174.7m.
Having consulted Norfolk’s communities on whether they would be prepared to pay more to support their police service in 2020/21, PCC Lorne Green took the decision to increase the 2020/21 council tax precept by 3.95% (equating to an extra 19 pence per week based on households in a Band D property).
Following a four-week public consultation, the PCC took his proposals for the policing budget for 2021/22 to the Norfolk Police and Crime Panel on 2 February 2021. The proposals, which included a 5.68% increase in the policing element of council tax paid by Norfolk households, received the unanimous support of Panel members.
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)