The force has supported a number of Mutual Aid deployments between April 2015 and June 2015 ,which were not part of the budget set at the start of the year.
In line with national guidelines, the provision of Mutual Aid is charged to the force to whom the Mutual Aid is provided.
The Force has incurred expenditure, that was not provided for when setting the 2015-16 budget. The budget provided for Mutual Aid, of £35,349.
The total amount to be re-imbursed to Cleveland for providing Mutual Aid services is £45,069. This takes into account the full costs of services, in line with national charging agreements.
The Mutual Aid deployments have been as follows:
- Royal Visit – South Yorkshire Police (£6,886)
- Sporting Event – Barnsley v Sheffield United (£8,553)
- Sporting Event – Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds – South Yorkshire Police (£11,414)
- Sporting Event -Hull City v Manchester United – Humberside Police (£8,496)
The Force is, therefore, requesting the release of £35,349, from income to be received by the PCC. This will pay for additional costs incurred in providing Mutual Aid.
This will result in an increase in the budget available to the Chief Constable of £35,349. In turn, this will ensure that the provision of Mutual Aid has not reduced funding available to the Chief Constable for Policing in Cleveland.
The ‘over-recovery’ of income of £9,715 will lead to an underspend during 2015/16 and will be made available to support future financial plans.