The Commissioner set his 2017/18 budget and approved the police precept on 22 February 2017. In doing so, the Commissioner agreed revenue funding of £111.6m and capital funding of £4.8m (total £116.4m) for the Chief Constable. Details of the revenue and capital budget and the advice received by the Commissioner from the Chief Finance Officer can be viewed in the reports set out below:
Council Tax Consultation: The budget and precept are set following consultation with the Chief Constable, the Police and Crime Panel and a public consultation
Message from Peter McCall regarding setting the precept for the budget for 2018-2019
“I would like to know how you feel about how much you pay towards the funding of policing services, and how you would feel about increasing the policing element of your council tax next year. I am therefore encouraging you to take part in a short survey on my website, or you can complete a paper copy. I will also be seeking the views of the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Panel before making my decision.
“I am aiming to maintain policing services in Cumbria by increasing the policing element of your council tax by 1.92%. For a household living in a Band D property this amounts to an annual increase of £4.23, just over 8p per week. This modest increase will help me to support policing services and keep Cumbria a safe place.”
To take part in the survey please click this link
The survey will remain open until Friday 8th December
If you wish to receive a paper copy for completion, please contact the office.
Monitoring our Budget: We monitor actual expenditure compared to our budget on a quarterly basis. Set out below are the quarterly reports for the current financial year that explain how our income and expenditure compares to budget for revenue and capital. The reports in relation to the previous two financial years are also provided on separate pages and can be accessed using the links below.
Quarter 1 2017/18: Commissioner’s Revenue Budget Monitoring to June 2017
Quarter 1 2017/18: Constabulary Revenue Budget Monitoring to June 2017
Quarter 1 2017/18: Capital Budget Monitoring to June 2017