The Commissioner is required to determine the budget for 2019/20 and then set the council tax precept following consultation with the Police and Crime Panel. The greater part of the budget will be allocated for to Gwent Police for operational purposes, but an element needs to be retained to cover the cost of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and commissioning of services from organisations other than Gwent Police.
In determining the Budget Requirement for 2019/20 the Commissioner has had regard to the Police and Crime Plan 2017/21; the Policing Visions 2025; the Strategic Policing Requirement; the Chief Constable’s view of the financial resources required to deliver the operational requirements of the Plan; the level of resources to be allocated for commissioning other than from the Chief Constable and the cost of running the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Commissioner has approved, in consultation with the Police and Crime Panel:
- A budget requirement for 2019/20 of £130,355,726;
- The planned efficiency savings in 2019/20 of £0.791m and further planned efficiency savings of £1.137m (totalling £1.928m) detailed in Appendix 5b of the Annex to this submission;
- The further proposed utilisation of the Reserves and Committed Funds (Appendix 6)
- The initial Capital Programme as described in Appendices 7a and 7b; and
- The 2019/20 proposed precept to be levied in respect of general expenses of £56,042,426 (equivalent to a Council Tax Band D of £255.53) and that this sum be apportioned to each City/County/County Borough Council according to the following table:
Tax Base Band D Equivalent (£)
The precept shown in the above table generates the following amounts of council tax for the various bands:
Council Tax Band
Police and Crime Panel Report
Response to Police and Crime Commissioner regarding the Proposed Precept for 2019/20
Police and Crime Commissioner Report
Response to Police and Crime Panel Precept Recommendation 2019/20