Police: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) budget and (b) force-level allocations of the Police Transformation Fund are for each year since its inception including planned spend for 2019-20.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

a) Budget

• Decisions on the size of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) are made by Ministers as part of the annual Police Funding Settlement. The Final Police Funding Settlement voted for by Parliament in 16/17 included PTF of £76m, and £175m for 17/18 and 18/19. The Final Police Funding Settlement for 19/20, debated in Parliament today, includes £175m for the PTF. Each of these years include a Spending Review commitment to fund a national Firearms Uplift.

• So far the planned spend for 19/20 is limited to existing commitment levels and, subject to Ministerial agreement, further funding allocations will be confirmed as per recommendations by the Police Reform and Transformation Board (PRTB) to further progress its Reform Portfolio. b) Force level allocation

• Recommendations on the use of the sector led PTF is made by the PRTB to Ministers for final decision. The PRTB use the National Policing Vision 2025, agreed with the sector to identify priority areas of Police Reform with bids commissioned from Lead Forces that deliver programmes and projects. The fund is supporting projects identified as having wider benefit than for the individual forces that host them.

Details of forces receiving PTF funding are published on gov.uk here;

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-transformation-fund-successful-bids-2016-to-2017 , https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-transformation-fund-successful-bids-2017-to-2018 and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-transformation-fund-investments-in-2018-to-2019

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