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The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) receives funding from the Home Office through a police grant (referred to as formula grant) and the remainder is raised locally through the ‘precept’ which is the part of your council tax that pays for policing.

For 2022-23 the income is £95.1million from the formula grant and £76.5million from precept. The split is shown in the pie chart below:

Pie chart which shows that 2022-23 income for Cambridgeshire policing is made up from 55% police grant and 45% council tax precept

The chart below shows a high-level breakdown for the total revenue budget of £171.5m.

Pie chart which shows a high-level break down of the Cambridgeshire policing budget.

More information on the Medium Term Financial Strategy which can be found further down this page.

How much does the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office cost?

The cost of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is budgeted at £1.2m for 2022-23. This equates to 0.7% of the total revenue budget.

A high-level budget for 2022-23 can be seen below:

PCC & DPCC costs (salary & travel)137,430
Employee costs (salary & travel)952,993
Supplies & services24,795
Subscriptions & fees46,432
Independent Custody Visitors2,500
Audit fees & Joint Audit Committee103,324
Total OPCC Budget for 2022/23£1,267,474
Table which shows how the OPCC budget is spent

PCC salary is set nationally by the Senior Salaries Review Body.


Information relating to the setting of the annual police precept as notified to the Police and Crime Panel, and the Panel’s response, can be found via the link below.
View Precept

Investment Strategy

Part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s treasury management operation is to ensure that cash flow is adequately planned, with cash being available when it is needed. Surplus monies are invested in low risk counterparties or instruments commensurate with the Commissioner’s low risk appetite, providing adequate liquidity. In addition, the Commissioner must plan for any capital investments, providing a guide to any borrowing needs.

The Treasury Management Strategy  covering the Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy can be downloaded via the link below.
View Investment Strategy

Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS)

The Medium Term Financial Strategy is Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s key financial planning document.

The MTFS identifies:

  • The revenue budget requirement for the next financial year and the forecasts for the following three years;
  • How the budget requirement is financed through government grants, precept and use of reserves;
  • How budget settlements in the next few years will be addressed whilst still protecting the number of officers, especially local policing; and
  • Future funding changes and risks.

The full strategy can be downloaded via the link below.
View Medium Term Financial Strategy

Expenditures over £500

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