The information requested is set out in the following table.
The damping mechanism exists to protect all authorities against financial instability and ensures all authorities receive an increase in grant at least equal to the "floor" level on a like-for-like basis year-on-year.
For the three years of the comprehensive spending review we have set the funding floor at 2.5 per cent. This will mean that each police authority in England and Wales is guaranteed an increase of at least that amount in each of the next three years while enabling us to move towards fuller implementation of the needs based funding formula.
|Police grant floors 2007-08|
|Police authority||Before floors and ceilings( 1,2)||After floors and ceilings( 2,3)||Amount gained or lost|
|English shire forces|
|Avon and Somerset||179.8||167.9||-11.9|
|Devon and Cornwall||175.6||177.5||1.9|
|(1) Rounded to the nearest £100,000. Grant as calculated using the Police Funding Formula for 2004-05. This includes the Metropolitan Police special payment. |
(2) Figures for the City of London are excluded because these are allocated to the Common Council of the City of London as a whole in respect of all its functions. The City of London is grouped with education authorities for floors and ceilings purposes.
(3) Rounded to the nearest £100,000. Grant as calculated under the Local Government Finance Report (England) and Local Government Finance Report (Wales). This includes the Metropolitan Police special payment, and the effects of floors and ceilings.