Police Funding Settlement 2024-25

Home Office written statement – made am ar 31 Ionawr 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

My Rt Hon Friend, the Home Secretary, has today laid before the House the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2024-25 (HC 482). The Report sets out the Home Secretary’s determination for 2024-25 of the aggregate amount of grants that he 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 2023.

For 2024-25, overall funding for the policing system will rise by up to £842.9 million when compared to the restated 2023-24 police funding settlement, bringing the total settlement for 2024-25 up to £18.4 billion. Available funding to local policing bodies will increase next year by up to an additional £922.2 million, if Police and Crime Commissioners were to take-up the precept flexibility and using latest forecasts, taking total funding for local policing bodies to £16.4 billion.

Compared with 2019-20, this represents a total settlement increase of up to 30.7% in cash terms. Not only has the Government delivered the funding committed in the Spending Review 2021, the 2024-25 settlement has gone even further to provide additional funding for policing. This demonstrates the Governments continued commitment to giving policing the resources they need to keep the public safe.

The attached table documents funding to PCCs for 2024-25, including precept.

Table (pdf, 77.4KB)