MOPAC budget 2016/17

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2016 45
Date signed: 
17 March 2016
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

DMPC approved the MOPAC/MPS Budget Submission to the Mayor of London in December 2015. Subsequent changes to the MOPAC revenue budget, which continue to deliver a balanced revenue budget, are outlined in this report taking account of funding changes. All expenditure against the MOPAC budget is governed by the Scheme of Delegation and Consent. 


The DMPC is asked to approve

  1. the 2016/17 MOPAC revenue budget, at £36.8m

  2. delegation to the Chief Operating Officer to agree the final adjustments required in respect of the Innovation Fund. 

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

Decision required – supporting report

1.    Introduction and background

1.1 The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) is a strategic oversight body tasked with devising the Police and Crime Plan and ensuring that it is delivered.  

1.2 As well as overseeing the MPS in its role to improve policing and tackle crime MOPAC also has a role to develop the prevention of crime agenda and improve the criminal justice service.  The priorities and activities to deliver these strategic objectives were set out in the Police and Crime Plan 2013-16, and this budget provides the funding for committed activities and flexibility for a new administration. 


2. Issues for consideration

2.1 In December 2015 the DMPC approved the MOPAC/MPS budget submission to the Mayor of London. Following approval there have been a number of changes to the MOPAC budget as detailed below including the transfer of the Adult Safeguarding and MAPPA functions from the MPS to MOPAC, additional GLA funding to include Male Rape service funding, and the 2015/16 pay award.  The table also includes the finalisation of the Victims funding from the Ministry of Justice that happened post the December budget submission. 



Net Revenue Budget £m

Budget 2015/16




Budget Submission November 2015


Tr from MPS re Adult Safeguarding and MAPPA


Tr from MPS re 2015/16 pay award


Additional Male Rape Service funding from GLA


Additional Victims Funding


Additional Victims Expenditure


Budget 2016/17



2.2 The only out-standing issue still to be finalised is the allocation of Home Office Police Innovation funding for 2016/17 bids – capital and revenue. These details are expected later in March. 

2.3 Following the closure of financial year 2015/16 there are anticipated to be a number of underspends. It is proposed that these are transferred to reserves to make provision for 

  •   known commitments where delivery has slipped,
  •   Initial costs of anticipated statutory changes
  •   Potential to fund unsuccessful Police Innovation Fund bids, 
  •   One-off costs of a new administration e.g. a new Police and Crime Plan
  •   Pump priming for new activities arising from a new administration, and
  •   General reserve for unforeseen items

3. Financial Comments

3.1 The financial issues are contained within the body of the report. 


4. Legal Comments

4.1 The publication of budget information is in conformity with the requirements of the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011, made under section 11 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.  Paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 of the Order requires publication of budget information of MOPAC.


5. Equality Comments

5.1 There are no direct equality issues arising from this report.  


6. Background/supporting papers

Budget Submission DMPCD 2015 159