North Yorkshire Police to receive a meagre £3.9m Government funding increase for next year

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There is a considerable level of smoke and mirrors around policing funding, particularly when you look at overall policing numbers and the budgets available to a particular police force.

To be clear that isn’t a criticism of North Yorkshire Police, that is criticism of the North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan and the Home Office for putting out headline grabbing PR that they know many won’t read through.

That headline figure from the Government is that policing will receive an extra £636million this year – that is of course dependent on the general public contributing more which really just another tax.

Each forces funding is made up of the funding from central government and further local tax called the precept.

For 2020/21 the government has said that North Yorkshire total funding was £166.1million

And they have said that could increase to £176.4m if the local precept contribution (public contribution) is the maximum – an increase of £8.4million.

They have changed the rules, and precept can now be increased by up to £15 per household (5.6% for a band D property) and that would raise £4.5million. For North Yorkshire that would take the total precept contribution from £81.1m in 2020/21 to £85.6 in 2021/21.

So working out the sums, that means only an additional £3.9million is coming from the government (£8.4m – £4.5m).

 

2020/21   2021/22  
Govt Funding Precept Govt Funding Precept
£74.4m £81.1m £78.3m £85.6m

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan has declined to comment as they are consulting on this. Of course that doesn’t make sense as for a consultation to work well, there needs a level of understanding, needing the PFCC to engage.

The national picture

Police Force Area 2020/21[1] 2021/22 Maximum cash increase
£m
Avon & Somerset 326.2 344.0 17.8
Bedfordshire 122.4 129.3 6.9
Cambridgeshire 156.0 164.5 8.5
Cheshire 207.9 219.6 11.8
City of London 66.9 71.1 4.2
Cleveland 143.3 150.6 7.2
Cumbria 117.7 123.7 6.0
Derbyshire 193.7 204.3 10.5
Devon & Cornwall 338.1 356.8 18.7
Dorset 144.2 151.9 7.7
Durham 133.2 140.4 7.2
Dyfed-Powys 115.4 122.2 6.8
Essex 319.9 338.7 18.8
Gloucestershire 126.8 133.4 6.6
Greater London Authority 2,936.6 3,075.6 138.9
Greater Manchester 642.4 677.5 35.1
Gwent 142.0 150.1 8.1
Hampshire 366.1 387.0 21.0
Hertfordshire 221.1 234.1 13.0
Humberside 200.6 211.2 10.7
Kent 338.2 357.7 19.5
Lancashire 308.5 325.5 17.0
Leicestershire 203.8 214.7 11.0
Lincolnshire 131.5 138.4 6.8
Merseyside 359.3 378.6 19.3
Norfolk 177.0 186.0 9.0
North Wales 167.0 176.4 9.4
North Yorkshire 166.1 174.5 8.4
Northamptonshire 146.1 153.7 7.6
Northumbria 306.8 325.4 18.6
Nottinghamshire 224.6 236.7 12.1
South Wales 315.5 333.5 18.0
South Yorkshire 281.8 297.5 15.7
Staffordshire 210.9 222.3 11.4
Suffolk 134.9 142.4 7.4
Surrey 249.2 262.0 12.7
Sussex 309.6 327.7 18.1
Thames Valley 456.3 482.4 26.1
Warwickshire 109.7 115.7 5.9
West Mercia 236.3 249.3 13.0
West Midlands 619.7 655.6 35.9
West Yorkshire 484.5 511.9 27.3
Wiltshire 127.6 134.9 7.3
Total England & Wales 13,085.7 13,788.7 703.0

 



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  1. Looking at local crime stats I note that Anti social behaviour and violence/sex crimes are the main recorded crimes in N Yorkshire. I hope that means Julia Mulligan will be insisting that policing priority must be crimes against people, not property.

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