Police and Crime Commissioners: Register of Interests - Home Affairs Committee Contents


3  Salaries and offices

26.  We wrote to the new PCCs in January and in March 2013 to call for information that will assist the electorate in casting their vote for police and crime commissioner and holding the incumbent PCC to account. In the table below, we present their responses.
—  Region —  Salary

—  

—  Weekly

—  Hours

—  Other roles —  Staff —  Staff profiles
—  Avon & Somerset

—  Sue Mountstevens

—  No information provided
—  Bedfordshire

—  Olly Martins

—  £70000 —  Flexible —  Territorial Army Soldier (Territorial Army pay and allowances)

—  

—  10 FTE
  • Tafheen Sharif, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner £36,000
  • Simon Bullock, Assistant Police & Crime Commissioner £55,000
  • Chief Executive   £72,400
  • Deputy Chief Executive   £62,200
—  Cambridgeshire

—  Sir Graham Bright

—  £70000 —  Flexible —  Director, Dietary Foods Ltd —  14
  • Brian Ashton, Deputy PCC, 28,000
—  Cheshire

—  John Dwyer

—  £75000 —  —  None —  —  
—  Cleveland

—  Barry Coppinger

—  

—  No information provided

—  Cumbria

—  Richard Rhodes

—  £65000 —  35-40—  None —  11
  • Mr S Edwards, CEO and Monitoring Officer, £87,000
  • Mrs R Hunter, CFO/deputy CEO, £74,103
  • Ms G Shearer, Communication and Engagement Executive, £50,000
  • Mrs N Broomfield, Policy and Performance Manager
  • Commissioning and Contracts manager
  • Mrs J Head, Governance and Victim Services Manager
  • Mrs L McGinley, Executive Support Officer
  • Community Engagement/Press Officer
  • Ms F Carr, Administrative Assistant
  • Mr J Askew, Independent Custody Visiting Scheme Administrator
  • Ms D Cowperthwaite, Budget and Finance Assistance
—  Derbyshire
Alan Charles
—  £75000 —  60—  County Councillor (end of term May 2013) Parish Councillor School Governor —  10
  • Commissioner £75k
  • Deputy Commissioner £56,250
  • Chief Executive 70k
  • Chief Finance Officer 0.8 FTE 64k
  • Head of Service Compliance and Engagement 48k
  • Personal Assistant 25k
  • Administrative Assistant 20k
  • Meetings and Information Officer 0.6 FTE 18k
  • Performance Officer 0.4 FTE 16,800k
  • Partnership and Engagement Officer 0.8 FTE 24k
—  Devon & Cornwall

—  Tony Hogg

—  £85000 —  60—  Director of Polaris South West Ltd —  16.3 FTE
  • Chief Executive Sue Howl, £97,686
  • Treasurer, Duncan Walton, £82,262
—  Dorset

—  Martyn Underhill

—  £70000 —  37—  Unpaid trustee of two charities —  8
  • Martin Goscomb, CEO, £66,714-74,430
  • Siobain Hann, Commissioning and Partnership Manager, £43,693-45,506
  • Fiona Napier, Media and Communications Manager, £37,908-41,697
  • Jason Mumford, Information Research Officer and Data Analyst, £33,033-36,963
  • Susan Bickle, Community Engagement Officer, £28,947-32,226
  • Cathy Barfoot, PA to PCC, £21,099-24,606
  • Yvonne Fenwick, Executive Support Officer, £21,099-24,606
  • Administrative Support Officer, £17,188-£18,343
—  Durham

—  Ron Hogg

—  £70000 —  60—  Police pension —  8
  • Chief Executive £61,530
  • Treasurer £49,224
  • Deputy Chief Executive £40,388
  • Principal Administrator £34,549
  • Partnership Officer £23,218
  • Policy & Communications Officer £26,636
  • Communications & Engagement Asst £21,519
  • Administrative Assistant £15,595
—  Dyfed Powys

—  Christopher Salmon

—  £65000 —  Flexible —  None—  8
  • CEO, £90,726
  • Assistant CEO, £48,573
  • CFO, £10,000
  • Policy officer £34,005
  • Policy officer £33,033
  • Policy officer £31,437
  • Support officer £21,747
  • Support officer £21,747
—  Essex

—  Nick Alston CBE

—  £85000[13]

—  

—  —   —  13
  • Acting Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer, Charles Garbett, salary £90,000
  • Treasurer, Charles Garbett
  • Deputy PCC, £50-60,000
  • 3 x Operating Managers
  • 1 x Assistant Operating Manager
  • 1 x Press & PR Officer
  • 1 x PA and diary secretary for the PCC
  • 1 x Office Administrator
  • 1 x Special Advisor (contract ends May 2013, £22,000 pa. pro rata)
  • 2 x temporary administrative staff
  • 1 x research officer
—  Gloucestershire

—  Martin Surl

—  £65000 —  60+—  None —  8
  • No info
—  Greater Manchester

—  Tony Lloyd

—  £100000 —  40+—  None —  45
  • Russell Bernstein, Chief Executive  
  • Clare Regan,  Policy Adviser  
  • Alison Connelly, Head of Governance and Policy
  • Laura Mercer, Policy Development Manager
  • Melanie Moores, Strategic Support Officer
  • Marie Richardson, Strategic Support Officer
  • Rachael Storey, Strategic Support Officer
  • Michelle Waugh, Strategic Support Officer
  • Nigel Battersby, Solicitor
  • Linda Guy, Legal Assistant  
  • Peter Kidd, HR and Compliance Officer
  • Nikki Park, Head of Executive Services  
  • Jenna Lancaster, Senior Executive Services Officer  
  • Amy Davies  Senior, Executive Services Officer  
  • Lis Hindle, Executive Services Office
  • Lucy Phelan, Executive Services Officer
  • Danielle Whitworth, Executive Services Assistant  
  • Adam Morris, Executive Services Assistant
  • Karen Carrington, Executive PA to the PCC and Chief Executive  
  • Sam Frenz, Head of Scrutiny and Engagement  
  • Roland Howard, Scrutiny Development Manager  
  • Dave Byrne, Strategic Support Officer
  • Karen Edwards, Strategic Support Officer
  • Rose Grubert, Analyst  
  • Uzma Babb, Engagement Manager
  • Gaynor Edwards, Engagement Officer
  • Lisa Korczynski, Engagement Officer
  • Rick Whitehead, Engagement Officer
  • Hannah Carrington, Engagement Support Officer
  • Lisa Hindle, Volunteer Schemes Development Officer
  • Janet Wood, Volunteer Schemes Coordinator
  • Nicola Scarr, Volunteer Schemes Assistant
  • Claire Smith, Communications Officer
  • Smyth Harper, Communications Support
  • Kate Leach,  Web Content Officer  
  • Laura Moody, Web Content Officer
  • Alan Westwood, Chief Finance Officer
  • Bob McIntyre, Assistant CFO
  • Frances Beswick, Principal Group Accountant
  • Mike White, Senior Assistant Group Accountant
  • Cath Folan, Principal Auditor
  • Julie Perry, Principal Auditor  
  • David Smith, Principal Auditor
  • Karen Wilson, Principal Auditor
  • Bhavna Patel, Senior Auditor
—  Gwent

—  Ian Johnston

—  £70000 —  50—  None —  9
  • Shelley Bosson, Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer (£90,756)
  • Neil Phillips, Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive (£32,517 PT - 0.4) FTE is £81,293
  • Senior Business Manager POf
  • Senior Policy Manager POf
  • Policy Officer SO2
  • Information Officer SO2
  • Business Support Officer Scale 5
  • PA to Chief Executive (PT - 0.8) Scale 5
  • All Wales Policy Officer (shared with other OPCCs in Wales) POf
—  Hampshire

—  Simon Hayes

—  £85000 —  60—  Chair of Crimestoppers —  7
  • Chief Executive  90,000
  • Strategy & Delivery Manager 36,921 - 41,550
  • Finance & Business Support Officer 23,343 - 26,277
  • Scrutiny and Analysis Officer 29,895 - 33,648
  • Personal Assistant 23,343 - 26,277
  • Administrative Officer 18,846 - 21,213
—  Hertfordshire

—  David Lloyd

—  £75000 —  no info —  Hertfordshire County Councillor

—  Dacorum Borough Councillor

—  

—  £9,588 p.a. as Herts County Councillor

—  £4,951 p.a. as Dacorum Borough Councillor

—  £4,951 p.a. as Chairman of the Borough Council Development Control Committee.

—  Renewal commission from former role as an Independent Financial Adviser, less than £1,000 p.a.

—  

—  12
  • My Deputy, Dr Rachel Frosh will be paid an annual salary of £50,000, but as Rachel will be working 2 days per week her actual salary will be 2/5th's annual salary or £20,000 per annum.
  • My Senior Officers are Andrew White and James Hurley. Andrew White is my Chief Executive. Andrew's role is to ensure that my office runs smoothly and that I carry out my functions within the law and code of practice. Andrew's salary is £97,378 per annum, which was set by the Police Authority of which he was Chief Executive.
  • James Hurley is my Chief Financial Officer. James is responsible for the proper administration of my financial affairs. In Hertfordshire, the Commissioner and the Chief Constable have agreed to appoint the same person as their respective Chief Financial Officer. James Hurley's salary is to be advised.
—  Humberside

—  Matthew Grove

—  £75000 —  60-70—  Councillor on East Riding of Yorkshire Council until March 2013 —  14
  • Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner (P/T) Paul Robinson £45,000
  • Chief Executive Kevin Sharp £88,000
  • Assurance Manager £50,000-£54,999
  • Strategy/ Planning Manager £50,000-£54,999
  • Public Manager £50,000-£54,999
  • Deputy Chief Executive/ Chief Finance Officer John Bates £79,000
  • Assurance Officer (P/T) £30,000-£34,999
  • Strategy / Planning Officer £35,000-£39,999
  • Communications Officer £25,000-£29,999
  • Governance & Administration Manager £35,000-£39,999
  • Administration Supervisor (P/T) £20,000-£24,999
  • Caretaker £10,000-£14,999
  • Administration Officer £15,000-£19,999
  • Administration Officer £15,000-£19,999
—  Kent

—  Ann Barnes

—  £85000 —  —  None —  16
  • Acting Chief Executive: Sean Nolan
  • Chief Finance Officer: vacant
  • PA to the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner: Natalie Lockwood
  • PA to Chief Finance Officer: Sophy Jennings
  • Communications Manager: Alison Hammond
  • Temporary Digital Communications Officer: Sarah Tucker
  • Communications Assistant: Mirella Falcone
  • Policy Officer: Kayleigh Nicholson
  • Policy Officer: Laura Steward
  • Correspondence and Support Officer: Daniel Millen
  • Governance and Policy Support Officer: Sue Willis
  • Temporary Caseworker: Teresa Crane
  • Support Clerk: Jade Stanford
  • Advisors: Howard Cox, Peter Carroll and Tim Thompson
—  Lancashire

—  Clive Grunshaw

—  £85000 —  Full time —  Elected member of Wyre Borough Council (intends to stand down) and Lancashire County Councillor (will not stand again). —  15.3 FTE —  A revised staff structure is currently being produced and will be presented to the Home Affairs Committee when completed and published on the Commissioner's website in the near future.
—  Leicestershire

—  Sir Clive Loader

—  £75000 —  Full time —  Parish councillor —  13
  • Chief Executive Officer, Paul Stock, £90,000
  • Chief Finance Officer, Peter Lewis, £80,000.
—  Lincolnshire

—  Alan Hardwick

—  £65000 —  60+—  None —  8—  
—  Merseyside

—  Jane Kennedy

—  No information provided
—  Norfolk

—  Stephen Bett

—  £70000 —  Full time —  Company director

—  Farmer

—  Non-remunerated trustee

—  13—  no info provided
—  North Wales

—  Winston Roddick

—  

—  No information provided

—  North Yorkshire

—  Julia Mulligan

—  £70000 —  65+—   —  6.5 FTE
  • Jeremy Holderness, Chief Executive, £80,988
  • Judith Heeley, Chief Finance Officer
  • William Naylor, Head of Policy and Projects
  • Gina Allen, External Relations Manager
  • Sally Dyer, PA to PCC
  • Claire Askew, ICV Scheme Administrator
  • Marisa DiDomenico, Clerical Assistant
—  Northants

—  Adam Simmonds

—  £70000 —  Full time —  None—  13
  • Iain Britton, Assistant Commissioner for Justice, £65,000
  • Kathryn Buckle, Assistant Commissioner for Governance, £65,000
  • Peter Heaton, Assistant Commissioner for Public Involvement, £65,000
  • John Raisin, Assistant Commission for Resources
—  Northumbria

—  Vera Baird

—  £85000 —  40 + 20 —  None—  4 —  No info
—  Notts

—  Paddy Tipping

—  £75000 —  37+ —  Non Executive Chair of Notts LIFT companies

—  Director or REalliance (National Regional organisation)

—  £18,000

—  9
  • Deputy PCC Chris Cutland £36,000
  • Chief Executive Kevin Dennis £85,000-£92,500
  • Chief Finance Officer Charlotte Radford £80,988
  • Performance and Policing Officer P1 (£33,033-£36,030)
  • Volunteer Manager P4 (£23,799-£27,267)
  • Community Engagement and Partnership Officer
  • P1 (£33,033-£36,030)
  • Member Services and Office Manager P4 (£23,799-£27,267)
  • Administrator/PA A1 (£21,099-£23,046)
  • Administrator/PA A1 (£21,099-£23,046)
—  South Wales

—  Alun Michael

—  —  60+ —  None—  15 —  
—  South Yorkshire

—  Shaun Wright

—  £85000 —  60+—  Councillor —  10
  • Erika Redfearn, Chief Executive, £85,000
—  Staffordshire

—  Matthew Ellis

—  £75000 —  c.50—  None —  10
  • Damon Taylor, Chief Executive - £78,000
  • Paul Brindley, Chief Financial Officer - £49,500 (pro-rata to full-time salary of £82,500)
  • Head of Policy, Performance and Communications, up to £73,500
  • and Head of Commissioning and Partnerships, up to £73,500
  • Sue Arnold, Deputy PCC, £25,000 (part-time - 3 days)
  • Alyson Holmes, Principal Officer - Grade I (between £40,755 and £46,509)
  • Veronica Powell, Executive Assistant - Grade F (between £23,046 and £28,107)
  • Jane Milgate, Lindsey Morgan, Emily Astles - Administrative Officers - Band E - (between £19,128 and £23,046)
  • Julie Croft, Administration Assistant (part-time) - Grade D (between £16,167 and £18,471 pro-rata)
—  Suffolk

—  Tim Passmore

—  £70000 —  Over 40 1.  Self-employed Agri Business Consultant.

2.  Member Mid Suffolk District Council.

3.  Member of Management Committee of Central Suffolk & North Ipswich 

—  Conservatives.

4.  Member of Conservative Party.

5.  Member of Eastern Counties & Norfolk Rugby Union Referees Society.

6.  Director of 

—  Customer Services Direct, a joint 

—  public/private venture company (Suffolk County Council, Mid Suffolk District Council, British Telecom).

—  

—  As a member of Mid Suffolk District Council, allowances agreed by the Council

—  9
  • Christopher Jackson, Chief Executive (and Monitoring Officer), £102,777
  • Claire Swallow, Deputy  Chief Executive  (and Deputy Monitoring Officer),    £77,082      
  • Chris Bland, Chief Finance Officer (0.8 FTE), £64,375
  • Barry Bailey, Head of Business Management, £56,664
  • Ian Rands, Business Manager, £46,243
  • Vanessa Scott, Policy Officer, £36,232
  • Sandra Graffham, Public Affairs Officer (0.6 FTE), £17,388
  • Sarah Carter, Business Co-ordinator, £26,954
  • Glennis Dyes, PA to PCC and senior officers, £24,320.
—  Surrey

—  Kevin Hurley

—  £70000 —  60—  Private landlord

—  Director of Inspirational Security Solutions Ltd

—  Director of JK Chinese Healthcare Ltd.

—  8
  • Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner, £50,000
—  Sussex

—  Katy Bourne

—  £85000 —  no info —  None—  12 —  no info provided
—  Thames Valley

—  Anthony Stansfeld

—  

—  No information provided

—  Warwickshire

—  Ron Ball

—  No information provided
—  West Mercia

—  Bill Longmore

—  No information provided
—  West Midlands

—  Bob Jones

—  £100000 —  Full time —  Paid office Councillor - Wolverhampton City Council (no expenses are claimed from Wolverhampton City Council)

—  Paid office - Non-executive Director - Black Country Cluster Primary Care Trust

—  Property

—  
  • Yvonne Mosquito, West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, £65,000
—  West Yorkshire

—  Mark Burns-Williamson

—  £100000 —  Full time —  None—  26
  • Isabel Owen, Deputy PCC, £53,000
  • Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer, Fraser Sampson, £117,762
  • Chief Finance Officer, Judith Heeley, £84,909
—  Wiltshire

—  Angus Macpherson

—  £70000 —  Full time —  Angus Macpherson Ltd

—  Stainless Design Services Ltd (company secretary)

—  Stainless Design Holiday Services Ltd (company secretary)

—  Haven Heights (Canford Cliffs) Ltd (Director)

—  San Cepriano (Developments) Ltd (company secretary)

—  The Filling Station (Swindon)

—  Dauntsey's School

—  Broadgreen Breakfast Club

—  Wiltshire and Swindon Community Foundation

—  11—  

The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

27.  As set out by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, Police and Crime Commissioners' salaries were determined by the Home Secretary on the advice of the Senior Salaries Review Board. The Government has allowed PCCs a considerable degree of laissez-faire in setting up their own offices, saying that "we do not intend to prescribe what support PCCs should have, other than the appointment of a head of paid staff and chief finance officer".[14] The money for PCCs' offices is drawn from the same funds as the overall policing budget for the area. It goes without saying that all appointments to these vital roles should be subject to rigorous background checks.

28.  For comparison, we set out chief constables' pay in Annex 2.

29.  PCCs are required to appoint a Chief Executive and a Chief Finance Officer in order to assist them in the fulfilment of their responsibilities. The reported salaries of CEOs range widely from £61,530 in Durham to £117,762 in West Yorkshire. PCCs are also at liberty to appoint other staff, on merit, as appropriate. We note the Government's stated intentions for the neutrality and objectivity of PCCs' staff:

Whilst the PCC will be able to appoint staff to advise and assist them, all staff must be appointed on merit and will be politically restricted posts. Party political office holders and active party members will not be able to be appointed to the PCC's staff.[15]

30.  However, the position of Deputy is not a politically restricted post. Some PCCs have consequently recruited political or personal contacts:

  • In Greater Manchester the PCC has appointed his former constituency worker, Clare Regan, as his Policy Adviser without advertising the role.
  • In Northamptonshire the PCC appointed three interim Assistant Commissioners on £65,000 each, two of whom were in his campaign team. The roles have been made permanent after an open recruitment process.
  • The Labour PCC for West Midlands Police, has appointed three Assistant Commissioners on £22,500 each. All are Labour councillors.[16]
  • The PCC for Kent has appointed her Liberal Democrat campaign manager with no apparent policing experience as an adviser with a salary of over £70,000.
  • The PCC for Surrey has appointed a former colleague in the Metropolitan Police as his deputy, with a salary of £50,000.
  • The PCC for West Yorkshire has appointed Isabel Owen as Deputy PCC with a wage of £53,000 a year. She is a former Labour parliamentary candidate with no policing experience. The role was only advertised to Labour Party colleagues.

Police force Police precept 2013/14

(£ for a Band D property)

Police precept 2012/13

(£ for a Band D property)

% precept change Overall police budget 2013/14 (£m) Budget for the Office of the PCC 2013/14 (£m) OPCC% of budget
Avon & Somerset 168.03168.03 0277.3 1.40.50
Bedfordshire 153.49150.49 2102.877 0.8850.86
Cambridgeshire 177.93174.51 1.9131. 579 0.8660.66
Cheshire 153.21150.22 1.99205 0.961470.47
Cleveland 198.28194.41 2133.8 0.90.67
Cumbria 204.66200.79 1.95122.3 0.8910.73
Derbyshire 166.95163.74 1.96171.442913 0.9712160.57
Devon & Cornwall 162.92159.73 2288.628 1.6110.59
Dorset 183.51180 1.95120.337 0.87010.72
Durham 156.47153.41 2118.696646 1.1030.93
Dyfed-Powys 206.28198.54 3.998.178 0.7943100.81
Essex 141.48136.71 3.49271.677 1.150.42
Gloucestershire 203.68199.69 2103.7 0.6750.65
Greater Manchester 149.33144.3 3.46571.488 2.90.51
Gwent 198.23193.09 2.66130.123 0.98770.76
Hampshire 146.25151.25 3.4310.35 1.491[17] 0.48
Hertfordshire 147.82147.82 0181.845 1.00.55
Humberside 173.12173.12 0182.563 1.40.77
Kent 141.47138.68 2316.7 1.50.47
Lancashire 152.92149.93 2258.733 2.10.81
Leicestershire 173.875173.875 0173.446 1.0770.62
Lincolnshire 190.08186.39 2
Merseyside 153.63150.62 2332.623932 1.4115210.42
Norfolk 200.76196.92 1.97149.8 1.2821250.86
North Wales No response/information online 3.98
North Yorkshire 204.55204.55 0140.022 0.53550.38
Northants 193.2193.2 0122.48 1.090.89
Northumbria 86.9183.68 3.5278.107 Not decided
Nottinghamshire 169.65166.41 1.95196.9 1.20.61
South Wales 181.28169.42 7258.6 0.8450.33
South Yorkshire 142.55137.55 3.5252.728,773 3.144,7171.24
Staffordshire 177.61177.61 0185.386 1.1610.63
Suffolk 166.77166.77 0124 1.759175[18] 0.14
Surrey 207.55203.49 1.99207.7 1.94035[19] 0.93
Sussex 138.42138.42 0256.607 1.1840.46
Thames Valley 157.38154.3 2393.981 1.6640.42
Warwickshire 180.96180.96 092.121 0.90670.98
West Mercia 178.72178.72 0207.3 1.20.58
West Midlands 99.45102.43 2.98558.791 1.8840.34
West Yorkshire 135.5130.5 3.8417.447 1.7360.42
Wiltshire 157.77157.77 0106.693 0.9640.90

31.  We note that a number of Police and Crime Commissioners are maintaining other roles and jobs alongside their commitments as PCC. Kevin Hurley, the PCC for Surrey on a salary of £70,000, told us that alongside his role as PCC he was a private landlord, Director of Inspirational Security Solutions Ltd and Director of JK Chinese Healthcare Ltd. It will be for voters to judge how able he is to maintain two directorships alongside the role of PCC, but we are concerned about the apparent conflict of interest between the office of PCC and a directorship in a company that offers "to call upon a network of people with proven abilities in their field of expertise" in areas including "National and International Crime, including areas with l[a]w enforcement".[20]

32.  Several Police and Crime Commissioners indicated to us that they would not be seeking re-election to other offices, such as local councils. The three PCCs who gave evidence to us attested to the severe demands on their time and believed that juggling the office of PCC with other jobs would be impossible. On the other hand, other Police and Crime Commissioners are retaining second jobs such as directorships of large companies, which may not easily be compatible with a full time and demanding office.

Costs to the public

33.  The precept is the portion of council tax contributed to funding the local police force. The level of the precept is now set by Police and Crime Commissioners. For 2013-14, the Government has offered areas that set a 0% increase in the police precept an additional one-off grant equal to a council tax rise of 1%.

AREAS WHERE THE OPCC BUDGET 2013/14 IS MORE THAN THE POLICE AUTHORITY BUDGET 2012/13
Police force Police Authority Budget 2012/13 (£million)[21] Office of the PCC Budget 2013/14 (£million)[22] Change in budget (£million) Percentage change
Hampshire 1.496 3.492[23] 1.996 133.4% increase
South Yorkshire 2.307 3.144717[24] 0.84 36.4% increase
Leicestershire 0.860 1.077 0.25529.7% increase
Lancashire 1.845 2.10.255 13.8% increase
Staffordshire 0.911 1.161[25] 0.25 27.4% increase
Gwent 0.7970.9877 0.19 23.8% increase
Avon & Somerset 1.216 1.40.184 15% increase
Nottinghamshire 1.026 1.20.174 17% increase
Humberside 1.364 1.40.036 2.6% increase
Bedfordshire 0.873 0.8850.012 1.4% increase
Sussex 1.1751.184 0.01 0.9% increase
Wiltshire 0.958 0.9640.01 1% increase
Kent 1.4981.5 0.002 0.1% increase
Cumbria 0.887[26] 0.891 0.0040.45% increase
Suffolk 1.187 1.187175 0.57No change
Greater Manchester 2.938 2.90 No change
Hertfordshire 1.000 1.00 No change

AREAS WHERE THE OPCC BUDGET 2013/14 IS LESS THAN THE POLICE AUTHORITY BUDGET 2012/13
Merseyside 2.088 1.411521 -0.6832.6% decrease
West Mercia 1.761 1.2-0.56 31.8% decrease
North Yorkshire 1.080 0.5355 -0.5450% decrease
Cleveland 1.201 0.9-0.301 25.1% decrease
West Yorkshire 1.761 1.736-0.25 14% decrease
Cheshire 1.195 0.96147 -0.23353 19.5% decrease
Thames Valley 1.818 1.664-0.15 8.3% decrease
West Midlands 1.991 1.884-0.11 5.5% decrease
Dyfed-Powys 0.906 0.794310 -0.1111.5% decrease
Essex 1.2591.15 -0.11 8.7% decrease
Derbyshire 1.071 0.971216 -0.19.3% decrease
Durham 1.2031.103 -0.1 8.3% decrease
Gloucestershire 0.765 0.675-0.1 13.1% decrease
Warwickshire 0.958 0.9067 -0.055.2% decrease
Dorset 0.9020.8701 -0.032 3.5% decrease
Surrey 1.3051.28135[27] -0.02365 1.8% decrease
Devon & Cornwall 1.588 1.611-0.023 1.4% decrease
Norfolk 1.289 1.282125 -0.007 0.5% decrease
South Wales 0 .849 0.845 -0.004 0.5% decrease

INCOMPLETE INFORMATION
Cambridgeshire 0.866
Lincolnshire 1.050
North Wales 0.749
Northamptonshire 1.09
Northumbria 2.416

34.  The 2013/14 budget is the first set by police and crime commissioners themselves. This entails substantial new responsibilities. For example, nine Home Office funding streams—for drugs, crime and community safety—were replaced on 1 April 2013 by the Community Safety Fund, a budget for PCCs to commission services in these areas. In order to ensure that PCCs allocate their budgets effectively and fairly and that OPCC budgets continue to be comparable across the country, we recommend that the Government publishes a list of the costs of each OPCC compared with previous years.

% change in precept: 2012/13-2013/14[28]


OPCC budget as a percentage of overall police area budget[29]





13   Mr Alston does not currently draw his full salary Back

14   Home Office, Policing in the 21st Century: Reconnecting police and the people: Summary of consultation responses and next steps, December 2010, paragraph 2.11 Back

15   Home Office, Policing in the 21st Century: Reconnecting police and the people: Summary of consultation responses and next steps, December 2010, paragraph 2.12 Back

16   Mail Online, New police chiefs (who you didn't vote for) pay cronies thousands: Crime tsars give friends and allies jobs worth up to £73,000, 23 March 2013 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2298205/New-police-chiefs-didnt-vote-pay-cronies-thousands-Crime-tsars-friends-allies-jobs-worth-73-000.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Back

17   Not including one-off allocation of £2,001m. See below. Back

18   Includes Community Safety Fund Back

19   Includes Community Safety Fund Back

20   http://www.inspirationalsecuritysolutions.com/about-iss/ Back

21   Taken from Police Estimates 2012/13, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, unless otherwise indicated. These figures are derived from questionnaires submitted by the police forces. Finalised data is not due to be published until late summer Back

22   These figures have been provided by the Office of the PCCs. Differences in definitions may make direct comparison between PCCs and previous budget figures difficult. Back

23   This includes a one-off budget of £2.001m for the attainment of the PCC's priorities. Without this extra budget, the underlying change is a 0.3% decrease. Back

24   Including commissioning services, specific grants and capital financing. Back

25   This figure includes a contingency budget of £150,000. Back

26   Provided by OPCC Back

27   Where a PCC has indicated that he/she has returned a figure including the Community Safety Fund, this amount has been subtracted Back

28   Where no bar is shown, there was no change in precept from year to year. Back

29   Where no bar is shown, not enough information was available to derive a figure. Back


 
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