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Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner - Bringing your voice to policing

SPENDING PLANS 2016/17 2017/18 2017/18 Total net budget - £278 million
Gross expenditure £306m £308m
Specific grants and other income £30m £30m
Net Budget requirement £276m £278m
WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM? 2016/17 2017/18 2016/17 Total net budget - £278 million
Funding from central government £178m £176m
Council tax £98m £102m
Total income £276m £278m

Changes in spending

Sue Mountstevens Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset

The net expenditure for the police will be £2m higher in 2017/18 compared to 2016/17 following a 1.4% reduction in central government funding offset by a rise in council tax funding. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has taken the decision to increase the policing part of the council tax by £3.55 a year for the average band D household. This means that the average band D precept will be £181.81.

This follows extensive consultation with over 3,000 residents. Although inflation and other unavoidable spending pressures will increase costs by £10m, savings have been agreed to balance the budget. The PCC also receives £1.95 million funding for victims services from the Ministry of Justice and this has been retained at the same level as 2016/17.

How we spend the budget


New plan for policing Avon and Somerset

The new Police and Crime Plan sets out what the police will be concentrating on over the next four years. Throughout last summer Sue listened to residents, community groups and local partners to help shape her new priorities for policing. There are four new priorities in the Plan and the most important is to…

Protect the most vulnerable from harm

Sue and the police will act as a fierce advocate for victims and ensure the most vulnerable are protected

Strengthen and improve your local policing teams

Sue wants the police to be accessible and tackle the crime that matters most to you.

Ensure Avon and Somerset Constabulary has the right people, right equipment and right culture

Sue will work with the Chief Constable to have more people from diverse backgrounds in the police service, to provide the right kit to police officers and staff, and to change how complaints are handled.

And finally work together effectively

Sue plans to work with other organisations to share buildings, help services work better, and make savings so we can spend more money where it’s needed most.

Remember call 101 in a non-emergency and always dial 999 in emergency