We are as open as possible about how we spend money. In these pages you can see what we're spending money on and how we plan to budget for the financial year.
To view how we spend your money for the first PCC term (2012 - April 2016) click here.
2018-19 Budget overview - council tax leaflet
Please note that the annual audit opinion contained within these statements is provisional. The audit field work on the annual accounts has concluded and the final audit certificate will follow completion of audit work associated with the “Whole of Government Accounts” statutory return.
Group Statement of Accounts 2018-19
CC Statement of Accounts 2018-19
The PCC Reserves Strategy can be found here
In Septemeber, 2017, PCC Sue Mountstevens, and Chief Constable Andy Marsh said the Constabulary was facing a 'tipping point and cannot sustain further funding cuts without extremely serious consequences,’' in a letter and report sent to Nick Hurd, Police and Fire Minister
Since the government’s first comprehensive spending review in 2010, policing in Avon and Somerset has been hit hard with savings of £65 million and 655 fewer police officers. Last Autumn Avon and Somerset still had to find a further £17 million by 2021/22 to balance the budget. While at the same time, the demand they face is increasing and growing in complexity. The threats of extremism, globalisation, organised crime and drugs, exploitation and abuse are less visible to communities, but if the police fail to tackle them effectively the impact is substantial. Mental health and missing people account for a considerable amount of police time; last year Avon and Somerset Police spent over 50,000 hours on this alone.
You can read the Tipping Point Report
For Financial Performance Information please click here to view Finance Meeting Papers.
Identity of any premises or land owned or occupied for the purposes of the work of the PCC:
The PCC and OPCC occupy a suite of offices (178 sq m) at Police Headquarters, Portishead.
Collaboration - The PCC is committed to collaboration arrangement where they can provide efficiency and improved service to the residents of Avon and Somerset. There are a wid range of collaborations already in place and these are set out in more detail on Avon and Somerset Constabulary's website here.