My Rt Hon Friend, the Home Secretary, has today laid before the House the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2023-24 (HC 1066). The Report sets out the Home Secretary’s determination for 2023-24 of the aggregate amount of grants that she proposes to pay under section 46(2) of the Police Act 1996. Copies of the Report are available from the Vote Office.
The allocations that have been laid before the House today are as set out in my Statement and the provisional Police Grant Report of 14 December 2022.
In 2023-24 the overall funding settlement for the policing system will total up to £17.2 billion, a £287 million increase on the 2022-23 funding settlement. Available funding to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will increase next year by up to an additional £523 million, assuming full take-up of precept flexibility and using latest forecasts.
This would represent an increase to PCC funding in cash terms of 3.6% on the 2022-23 police funding settlement. This settlement demonstrates how the government is honouring the commitments set out at Spending Review 2021 to provide additional funding to maintain the Police Uplift Programme and to provide additional support for the recent pay award.
The attached table documents funding to PCCs for 2023-24, including precept.
This statement has also been made in the House of Lords