Police Grant Report England & Wales 2016/17:Written statement - HCWS510

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Home Office
Made on: 04 February 2016
Made by: Mike Penning (The Minister of State for Policing, Crime and Criminal Justice)
Commons

Police Grant Report England & Wales 2016/17

My Rt Hon Friend, the Home Secretary, has today laid before the House, the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2016/17 (HC 753). The Report sets out, my Rt Hon Friend, the Home Secretary’s determination for 2016/17 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.

At the time the Provisional Police Grant Report 2016/17 was laid on 17 December 2015 I said that I was also considering whether a limited amount of Police Capital Grant would be reallocated. After careful consideration I have decided that £10.4m will be reallocated to support police national technology services. This will assist in providing necessary investment in these critical police services.

To assist Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables with their medium term financial planning, I have also decided to provide further information on the police funding settlement over the Spending Review period. Please note that these figures are indicative only. Home Office Ministers will decide on the level of reallocations for each year on an annual basis, but PCCs should assume that these will be broadly in line with those in 2016/17. PCCs should plan on the basis that their direct resource funding (consisting of formula funding, Legacy Council Tax Grants, National and International City Grants and precept) will remain at broadly flat cash levels when compared with 2015/16, throughout the Spending Review period.

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 2016/17.

Table 1: The 2015 Spending Review settlement for the police

15/16*

(£m)

16/17

(£m)

17/18

(£m)

18/19

£m)

19/20

(£m)

Change

(£m)

Cash change

(%)

Real change

(%)

Govt Funding (excl CT)

8,271

8,378

8,497

8,631

8,785

514

6.2%

-1.4%

o/w Home Office

8,099

8,204

8,321

8,453

8,604

506

6.2%

-1.4%

o/w DCLG

37

37

37

37

37

0

0.0%

-7.2%

o/w Welsh Govt

135

137

139

141

143

8

6.2%

-1.4%

Precept

3,105

3,194

3,286

3,379

3,474

369

11.9%

3.8%

Total

11,376

11,572

11,783

12,010

12,259

883

7.8%

0.0%

*Central government funding includes Airwave which has been brought into the police settlement and council tax freeze grant amounts which were not known at the time of the 2015/16 annual police settlement.

Table 2: Indicative breakdown of the 2015 Spending Review settlement

£m

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

Total central government funding*

8,355

8,461

8,583

8,725

o/w ESMCP

80

175

160

55

o/w Police Transformation Fund and other reallocations (including Airwave and PFI)

491

545

725

1,017

o/w Direct funding

7,784

7,741

7,698

7,653

Precept**

3,194

3,286

3,379

3,474

Overall resource funding***

10,978

11,026

11,076

11,127

* These figures include baseline adjustments for HMIC and NCA.

**Assumes a tax base increase of 0.5%. These figures are based on conservative tax base growth assumptions used at the time of the Spending Review announcement. These will be updated over time in line with the latest projections from the Office for Budget Responsibility. Figures assume that all PCCs maximise their precept up to the 2%/£5 referendum limit in each year and PCCs in Wales increase precept by 2% each year. These figures assume the 10 PCCs in the lower quartile receiving this additional flexibility remain the same as in 2016/17.

***Direct resource funding consists of formula funding, NICC grants, Legacy Council Tax Grants and Precept.

Note: figures may not sum due to rounding.

Table 3: Police revenue funding 2016/17

Police funding

16/17

£m

Central Government funding*

8,995

o/w CT Police Grant**

640

o/w Airwave

204

o/w Police Private Finance Initiatives

73

o/w Legacy Council Tax Grants

545

Overall core Government settlement funding

7,534

Reallocations

218

o/w Direct Entry

4.6

o/w Emergency Services Network

80

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

32

o/w Innovation Fund

55

o/w Major Programmes (HOB and NPDP)

21.8

o/w Special Grant

25

Transformation Fund

76

Total direct government funding

7,239

Government formula funding

7,061

cash change

-41

cash change percentage from 15/16

-0.6%

real change percentage

-2.3%

National & International Capital City Grants

178

o/w City of London Police

4.5

o/w Metropolitan Police

173.6

Precept

3,194

Overall resource funding***

10,978

cash change

51

cash change percentage

0.5%

real cut

-1.2%

*Includes £14m baseline adjustment for NCA in 2016/17. A separate baseline transfer has been applied for HMIC.

** Additional capital of £30m will be provided for CT policing.

***Comprises formula funding, NICC Grants, Legacy Council Tax Grants and precept.

Detail of Police Transformation Fund (totals indicative):

Transformation Fund

76.4

o/w New Transformation Funding

37.8

o/w Firearms

34

o/w Digital justice (CJS)/digital investigations (DII)

4.6

Table 4: Police capital 2016/17

2016/17 Police Capital

£m

Police Capital Grant

54.1

Special Grant Capital

1

National Police Air Service

16.5

Police Live Services

10.4

Total

82

Table 5: Revenue allocations for England and Wales 2016/17

Local Policing Body

2016/17

HO Core (incl Rule 1)

Welsh Top-up

WG

Ex-DCLG Formula Funding

Legacy Council Tax Grants (total from HO)

£m

Avon & Somerset

105.0

-

-

56.5

14.7

Bedfordshire

40.3

-

-

23.3

4.6

Cambridgeshire

48.5

-

-

24.4

6.5

Cheshire

61.5

-

-

44.8

8.3

City of London

18.4

-

-

33.6

0.1

Cleveland

46.2

-

-

38.5

7.7

Cumbria

28.7

-

-

30.8

4.8

Derbyshire

62.1

-

-

37.7

8.7

Devon & Cornwall

102.7

-

-

63.1

15.5

Dorset

41.2

-

-

17.3

7.9

Durham

42.7

-

-

37.0

6.1

Dyfed-Powys

32.1

5.1

12.9

-

-

Essex

102.8

-

-

55.9

13.1

Gloucestershire

34.4

-

-

19.5

6.1

Greater London Authority

861.5

-

-

749.8

119.7

Greater Manchester

226.6

-

-

181.4

25.7

Gwent

42.4

-

30.1

-

-

Hampshire

120.0

-

-

63.1

12.9

Hertfordshire

71.4

-

-

36.4

10.2

Humberside

67.2

-

-

46.6

10.0

Kent

106.3

-

-

66.6

13.3

Lancashire

100.6

-

-

79.2

12.8

Leicestershire

65.3

-

-

39.6

8.9

Lincolnshire

38.4

-

-

20.3

6.8

Merseyside

122.5

-

-

112.8

15.6

Norfolk

50.2

-

-

28.8

9.3

North Wales

46.3

4.9

21.6

-

-

North Yorkshire

41.7

-

-

27.0

7.9

Northamptonshire

43.2

-

-

24.2

6.6

Northumbria

110.1

-

-

107.4

8.2

Nottinghamshire

77.9

-

-

48.1

9.7

South Wales

87.5

-

72.2

-

-

South Yorkshire

100.6

-

-

77.5

10.9

Staffordshire

66.5

-

-

39.9

12.0

Suffolk

40.7

-

-

22.9

6.8

Surrey

62.2

-

-

29.2

9.2

Sussex

97.8

-

-

53.9

13.2

Thames Valley

141.2

-

-

73.9

15.3

Warwickshire

31.0

-

-

17.4

5.2

West Mercia

66.3

-

-

43.4

12.0

West Midlands

250.8

-

-

180.3

19.0

West Yorkshire

171.5

-

-

129.3

16.7

Wiltshire

37.5

-

-

20.7

5.2

Total England & Wales

4112.0

9.9

136.8

2802.2

507.4

Table 6: Change in total direct resource funding*

Force area

2015/16

2016/17

Cash change

£m

£m

£m

%

Avon & Somerset

269.3

270.7

1.4

0.5%

Bedfordshire

99.6

100.0

0.4

0.4%

Cambridgeshire

128.1

128.9

0.8

0.6%

Cheshire

169.5

170.9

1.4

0.8%

City of London

55.4

56.8

1.4

2.5%

Cleveland

122.3

122.5

0.3

0.2%

Cumbria

99.2

99.7

0.5

0.5%

Derbyshire

160.7

161.4

0.7

0.4%

Devon & Cornwall

278.0

279.5

1.5

0.5%

Dorset

118.4

119.3

1.0

0.8%

Durham

112.5

112.7

0.2

0.2%

Dyfed-Powys

93.3

94.1

0.8

0.8%

Essex

260.8

263.4

2.5

1.0%

Gloucestershire

104.3

105.1

0.8

0.8%

Greater London Authority

2,517.4

2,522.4

5.0

0.2%

Greater Manchester

541.2

542.9

1.7

0.3%

Gwent

117.8

118.5

0.7

0.6%

Hampshire

299.1

300.6

1.5

0.5%

Hertfordshire

181.1

182.9

1.8

1.0%

Humberside

169.4

169.8

0.5

0.3%

Kent

273.1

275.5

2.4

0.9%

Lancashire

258.9

259.5

0.6

0.2%

Leicestershire

167.7

168.5

0.7

0.4%

Lincolnshire

108.4

109.1

0.7

0.7%

Merseyside

307.0

307.0

0.0

0.0%

Norfolk

145.5

146.5

1.0

0.7%

North Wales

139.8

141.1

1.3

0.9%

North Yorkshire

137.1

138.2

1.1

0.8%

Northamptonshire

119.2

119.9

0.7

0.6%

Northumbria

259.5

260.3

0.8

0.3%

Nottinghamshire

188.9

189.5

0.6

0.3%

South Wales

255.1

256.5

1.5

0.6%

South Yorkshire

239.1

240.0

0.9

0.4%

Staffordshire

176.7

177.6

0.8

0.5%

Suffolk

110.9

111.6

0.6

0.6%

Surrey

205.0

207.1

2.1

1.0%

Sussex

249.7

252.1

2.5

1.0%

Thames Valley

369.7

371.9

2.2

0.6%

Warwickshire

89.5

90.1

0.6

0.7%

West Mercia

198.5

199.8

1.3

0.6%

West Midlands

522.8

524.0

1.2

0.2%

West Yorkshire

404.6

406.3

1.7

0.4%

Wiltshire

102.8

103.5

0.6

0.6%

TOTAL

10,927.0

10,977.8

50.8

0.5%

*This includes all formula grant, NICC grants, Legacy Council Tax Grants and police precept. This assumes that PCCs in England increase their precept to the maximum referendum limit in 2016/17, PCCs in Wales raise council tax by 2% and tax base growth of 0.5% across England and Wales.

Table 7: Capital allocations for England and Wales 2016/17

Local Policing Body

2016/17

£m

Avon and Somerset

1.2

Bedfordshire

0.5

Cambridgeshire

0.6

Cheshire

0.8

City of London

0.4

Cleveland

0.6

Cumbria

0.4

Derbyshire

0.7

Devon and Cornwall

1.3

Dorset

0.5

Durham

0.6

Dyfed-Powys

0.4

Essex

1.1

Gloucestershire

0.4

Greater Manchester

2.7

Gwent

0.5

Hampshire

1.4

Hertfordshire

0.7

Humberside

0.8

Kent

1.3

Lancashire

1.3

Leicestershire

0.8

Lincolnshire

0.5

Merseyside

1.6

Metropolitan

14.3

Norfolk

0.6

North Wales

0.5

North Yorkshire

0.5

Northamptonshire

0.5

Northumbria

1.5

Nottinghamshire

0.9

South Wales

1.1

South Yorkshire

1.3

Staffordshire

0.8

Suffolk

0.5

Surrey

0.7

Sussex

1.1

Thames Valley

1.7

Warwickshire

0.5

West Mercia

0.9

West Midlands

2.9

West Yorkshire

2.1

Wiltshire

0.5

Total England & Wales

54.1

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS497

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