The Police and Crime Commissioner must set an annual budget for policing. Most of the funding for South Yorkshire Police comes directly from the Government via the police grant, and the remainder comes from the public of South Yorkshire as the police part of the Council Tax. This is known as the 'precept'.
The Government has agreed to give the police the same level of funding as last year in 'cash terms', provided that the precept is set at the maximum level permitted.
At its meeting on 7th February 2017, the Police and Crime Panel supported the proposal of the Police and Crime Commissioner to increase the Council Tax for a band D property by £5 (or 3.26%) to £158.16 for 2017/18. This has enabled the Commissioner to set an overall revenue budget of £242.287m of which, approximately, £239m is allocated to South Yorkshire Police.
See what the Police and Crime Commissioner said in his news release on 16th February 2017.
Police and Crime Panel Expenditure 2015-16
You can view the Precept reports in the Library.