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Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
The OPFCC undertakes a wide range of delivery and commissioning activities and the main budgets are summarised below:
|1.678||OPFCC Staff and Office Budget||1.669||(0.360)||1.309|
|Commissioning and Delivery|
|0.093||Research & Public Involvement||0.092||(5)||0.087|
|0.080||Delivery and Accountability||0.120||0.120|
|0.250||Police and Crime Plan Delivery Fund||0.260||(10)||0.250|
|3.549||Total Commissioning and Delivery||3.901||(0.040)||3.861|
|5.227||Total Budgets Managed by the PFCC||5.570||(0.400)||5.170|
In 2019/20, the Office of the PFCC has taken on the governance of the Fire and Rescue service and this has included bringing in house some of the services previously undertaken by NCC and/or LGSS, either by contract such as legal services or staff by finance advisor services.
Whilst the majority of support services will still be provided by LGSS to the Fire Authority, the PFCC has reviewed his office structure and a net two additional posts have been added to the Finance area to support the extra Fire responsibilities and funded from the Fire Governance contribution, together with some additional commissioning resource.
Where Fire costs can be reasonably estimated, they have been, otherwise, a figure of 15% has been used to reflect the total funding formula share for 2018/19. This methodology is consistent with the updated Financial Management Code of Practice to ensure integrity and transparency of both Fire and Policing Funds.
The OPFCC comprises mainly staff costs, the ICT operating budget, internal and external audit fees, Joint Independent Audit Committee (JIAC) allowances and subscriptions to the APCC and NPCC.
Following the contribution from Fire, the OPFCC staff and office budget has reduced by a net £0.369m between 2018/19 and 2019/20.
Following the contribution from Fire, the OPFCC Commissioning and Delivery Budgets have increased by a net £312k to reflect the full year cost of the early intervention initiatives and cover: