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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Police authority budget requirement by police (£ thousands except where specified)
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Authority 1
Click here to sortBudget requirementClick here to sortRe-distributed non-domestic ratesClick here to sortRevenue support grantClick here to sortPolice grantClick here to sortCorrection to RSGClick here to sortSpecial grantClick here to sortAmount to be collected from the council taxClick here to sortCouncil tax base for police area (number of band D equivalents)Click here to sortPolice council tax (£)
[Collapse]Total Police640,07352,50088,400209,034..290,1401,215,499238.70
Total PoliceDyfed Powys Police99,0998,8234,27836,212..49,787221,708224.56
Gwent Police123,5229,75021,33340,404..52,035217,867238.84
North Wales Police146,46711,75810,36449,606..74,739289,553258.12
South Wales Police270,98422,16952,42582,812..113,578486,370233.52


Budget requirement for police authorities

Last update
March 2018 March 2018

Next update
March 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Budget Requirement (Police) (BR2) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Local authorities

Languages covered
English only

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The Welsh Government conducts the budget requirement survey. Data are available on revenue expenditure, net of specific grants and any transfer to/from reserves, budgeted by each county council and police authority for the next financial year. The data also includes a broad analysis of the funding of that expenditure, including the levels of council tax set by each authority. Data cover Wales for all years since 1996-97. Data for earlier years is available for the former districts and counties of Wales, which were re-organised on 1 April 1996. Data for individual police authorities are available for all years since 1995-96, when these bodies became free-standing, with the power to set their own council tax. The survey has been conducted every February since 1993-94. Results are available in late March, approximately one week before the beginning of the reference financial year.

Data collection and calculation
The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are shown for each financial year from 1996-97 onwards.

Statistical quality
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A statistical quality report relating to all Local Government Finance statistical releases can be found at the following webpage:

Local Government Finance, police budget requirement