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Police Grant Report England and Wales

Volume 592: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2015

My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has today laid before the House, the “Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2015-16” (HC 930). The report sets out my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary’s determination for 2015-16 of the aggregate amount of grant that she proposes to pay under section 46(2) of the Police Act 1996, and the amount to be paid to the Greater London Authority for the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. Copies of the report are available from the Vote Office.

At the time the provisional police grant report was published on 17 December 2014, I said that I was also considering whether a limited amount of police capital grant would be reallocated to support the communications capabilities development (CCD) programme and emergency services mobile communications programmes (ESMCP). After careful consideration I have decided that £20 million will be reallocated to support the CCD programme. This will reduce overall infrastructure costs, maintain capabilities to comply with current legislation, and develop future communications capability. More time is needed to fully define the capital requirements for ESMCP in the future and so I have decided that it is not appropriate to reallocate funding for this programme in 2015-16.

This statement also includes details of other funding streams that the Home Office, the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Government intend to provide to the police in 2015-16.

The police grant settlement 2015-16

Table 1: Police revenue funding 2015-16

2015-16

Total General Funding:

£m

Comprising….

Police Core Settlement

4,309*

of which Home Office Police Main Grant

4,136

of which National and International, Capital City Grant (MOPAC only)

174

Former DCLG funding

2,851

of which formula funding

2,818

of which Ordnance Survey

2

of which Legacy Council Tax Freeze

31

Welsh Government

135

Total Home Office Specific Grants:

822**

Comprising….

Welsh Top-up

13

Counter Terrorism Police Grant

564

Police Innovation Fund

70

Police Knowledge Fund

5

Independent Police Complaints Commission (for the transfer of integrity functions)

30

College of Policing (for direct entry schemes)

5

City of London National and International Capital City Grant

3

HMIC (for PEEL inspection regime)

9

Police Special Grant

15

Major Programmes

40

Legacy Council Tax Freeze Grants

of which Council Tax 2011-12 freeze grant

59

of which Council Tax 2013-14 freeze grant

7

of which Council Tax 2014-15 freeze grant

3

Police Private Finance Initiatives

73

Total Government Funding***

8,190

% cash change in Total Government Funding****

-3.5%

% real change in total Government funding

-4.9%

* **Rounded to the nearest £m

***The police will also separately receive £434.4 million in local council tax support grant. This will be paid by the Home Office.

****This is the difference in total central Government funding to the police compared to 2014-15. The reduction in core Government funding (i.e. funding that is subject to damping) is 5.1%.

Table 2: Division of police capital between funding streams

2015-16 Police Capital

£m

Police Capital Grant

89.5

Police Special Capital

1

Communications Capabilities Development (CCD)

20

NPAS

10.4

Total

120.9

Table 3: Revenue allocations for England and Wales 2015-16

Local Policing Body

HO core (including Rule 1)

Welsh Top-up

Welsh Government

Ex-DCLG

Formula Funding

Legacy Council

Tax Grants (total from HO)

£m

£m

Avon and Somerset

105.6

-

-

56.8

14.7

Bedfordshire

40.6

-

-

23.5

4.6

Cambridgeshire

48.8

-

-

24.5

6.0

Cheshire

61.8

-

-

45.0

8.3

City of London

18.5

-

-

33.8

0.1

Cleveland

46.4

-

-

38.8

7.7

Cumbria

28.9

-

-

31.0

4.8

Derbyshire

62.5

-

-

37.9

8.7

Devon and Cornwall

103.3

-

-

63.5

15.5

Dorset

41.5

-

-

17.4

7.3

Durham

43.0

-

-

37.2

6.1

Dyfed-Powys

31.4

6.1

12.8

0.0

-

Essex

103.4

-

-

56.3

13.1

Gloucestershire

34.6

-

-

19.6

5.6

Greater London Authority

1,040.1

-

-

754.1

119.7

Greater Manchester

227.9

-

-

182.4

24.5

Gwent

43.2

-

29.7

0.0

-

Hampshire

120.7

-

-

63.5

12.9

Hertfordshire

71.8

-

-

36.6

9.5

Humberside

67.6

-

-

46.8

10.0

Kent

106.9

-

-

67.0

13.3

Lancashire

101.1

-

-

79.6

12.8

Leicestershire

65.7

-

-

39.9

8.9

Lincolnshire

38.6

-

-

20.4

6.8

Merseyside

123.2

-

-

113.5

15.6

Norfolk

50.5

-

-

28.9

9.3

North Wales

45.4

6.5

21.3

0.0

-

North Yorkshire

41.9

-

-

27.2

7.9

Northamptonshire

43.4

-

-

24.3

6.6

Northumbria

110.8

-

-

108.0

8.2

Nottinghamshire

78.4

-

-

48.4

9.7

South Wales

89.3

-

71.2

0.0

-

South Yorkshire

101.2

-

-

77.9

10.9

Staffordshire

66.9

-

-

40.2

11.3

Suffolk

41.0

-

-

23.0

6.8

Surrey

62.5

-

-

29.4

9.2

Sussex

98.4

-

-

54.2

13.2

Thames Valley

142.0

-

-

74.3

15.3

Warwickshire

31.2

-

-

17.5

5.2

West Mercia

66.7

-

-

43.6

12.0

West Midlands

252.3

-

-

181.3

19.0

West Yorkshire

172.5

-

-

130.1

16.7

Wiltshire

37.7

-

-

20.8

5.2

Total England & Wales

4,309.2

12.5

135.0

2,818.3

503.2

Table 4: Capital allocations for England and Wales 2015-16

Local Policing Body

£m

Avon and Somerset

2.0

Bedfordshire

0.8

Cambridgeshire

1.0

Cheshire

1.3

City of London

0.7

Cleveland

1.0

Cumbria

0.7

Derbyshire

1.2

Devon and Cornwall

2.2

Dorset

0.8

Durham

1.0

Dyfed-Powys

0.6

Essex

1.8

Gloucestershire

0.7

Greater Manchester

4.5

Gwent

0.9

Hampshire

2.3

Hertfordshire

1.1

Humberside

1.4

Kent

2.1

Lancashire

2.1

Leicestershire

1.3

Lincolnshire

0.8

Merseyside

2.6

Metropolitan

23.7

Norfolk

1.0

North Wales

0.9

North Yorkshire

0.8

Northamptonshire

0.8

Northumbria

2.5

Nottinghamshire

1.4

South Wales

1.9

South Yorkshire

2.1

Staffordshire

1.3

Suffolk

0.9

Surrey

1.2

Sussex

1.8

Thames Valley

2.9

Warwickshire

0.8

West Mercia

1.4

West Midlands

4.8

West Yorkshire

3.5

Wiltshire

0.8

Total England & Wales

89.5

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