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Police finance

A collection of police finance documents.

Police forces in England and Wales are each given funding from 3 main sources:

  • Home Office
  • Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) or the Welsh Assembly Government
  • police precept component of local council tax

Since 2013 to 2014, DCLG formula funding was paid to local policing bodies by the Home Secretary. This is as a result of the government’s decision that local policing bodies should be funded from outside the business rates retention scheme.

In addition to government grants and police precept, police and crime commissioners also generate income from charging for policing commercial events (this includes sporting and entertainment but excludes charity and some small community events) and from investments (both interest and dividends).

Police allocation formula

The main police grant was distributed using the needs-based police allocation formula in 2013 to 2014.

Since then it has been distributed by the current methodology of applying uniform percentage changes to core grant funding for each PCC.

Police grant allocations: 2018 to 2019

  1. Provisional police grant report: 2018 to 2019

    • Closed consultation

Police grant allocations: 2017 to 2018

  1. Police grants in England and Wales: 2017 to 2018

    • Policy paper
  2. Provisional police grant report: 2017 to 2018

    • Consultation outcome

Police grant allocations: 2016 to 2017

Police grant allocations: 2015 to 2016

Police grant allocations: 2014 to 2015

  1. Police grant report: 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper
  2. Provisional police grant report 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper

Police grant allocations between 2010 to 2011 and 2013 to 2014

  1. Police grant report 2013 to 2014

    • Written statement to Parliament
  2. Police grant report: England and Wales, 2012 to 2013

    • Corporate report
  3. Police grant report (England and Wales) 2011/12

    • Corporate report
  4. The police grant report (England and Wales) 2010 to 2011: amending report 2010 to 2011

    • Corporate report
  5. The police grant report (England and Wales) 2010 to 2011

    • Corporate report

Historical police revenue funding between 1995 to 1996 and 2009 to 2010

  1. Central government police funding

    • Research and analysis

Community safety fund

The community safety fund is for police and crime commissioners to tackle drugs and crime, reduce re-offending and improve community safety in their force area.

  1. Community Safety Fund (CSF)

    • Guidance

Financial management code of practice

The revised financial management code of practice for police and crime commissioners and chief constables was laid in Parliament in October 2013.

The code provides clarity around the financial governance arrangements within the police forces in England and Wales and builds on the policing protocol issued by means of the Policing Protocol Order 2011.

Read the written ministerial statement about the financial management code of practice.

Previous versions of the code are available on the National Archives website.

  1. Financial management code of practice

    • Guidance
Published 12 April 2013
Last updated 19 December 2017 + full page history
  1. Consultation launched on funding in 2018 to 2019.
  2. The police grant report (England and Wales) 2017 to 2018 report has been published.
  3. Provisional grant for 2017-2018 published.
  4. Provisional police grant report 2016 to 2017 published.
  5. Addition of Provisional police grant report 2015 to 2016
  6. Final police allocations for 2014 to 2015 released.
  7. Provisional police grant report 2014 to 2015 and related mininsterial statement released
  8. First published.