FACT­FILE.. on po­lice fi­nances

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

THE Po­lice Author­ity’s bud­get - which funds the force - is fi­nanced from coun­cil tax and cen­tral govern­ment grants.

Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice Author­ity’s £130mil­lion bud­get and tax pre­cept was agreed in Fe­bru­ary, when mem­bers dis­cussed ways to save over the com­ing year.

Of the to­tal bud­get, £95 mil­lion goes on em­ploy­ees’ pay, £14.8 mil­lion on po­lice of­fi­cers’ pen­sions, £4.5 mil­lion on premises, £2 mil­lion on trans­port, £17.8 mil­lion on sup­plies and ser­vices, £2.9 mil­lion on cap­i­tal fi­nanc­ing and £48,000 on rev­enue con­tri­bu­tions.

The author­ity has lost £18.6mil­lion in govern­ment grants in seven years.

The de­ci­sion to limit the in­crease of its share of the coun­cil tax to three per cent was taken be­cause the Govern­ment is ex­pected to limit the author­ity’s spend­ing fur­ther.

The coun­cil tax hike amounts to 9p per week for a band D prop­erty.

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