FACTFILE.. on police finances
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.