On 18 February 2014, the PCC allocated the force a capital budget of £1,729K for 2014/15.
In addition, schemes totalling £2,920K were brought forward from the 2013/14 programme.
When added to this year’s budget, the total Capital Programme at the start of 2014/15 was £4,649K.
At the end of August, the Capital Budget stood at £5,191K due to the addition of funding for further development at the Community Safety Hub.
As a result of delays in implementing the Mobile Working Scheme, there is a request to increase the budget by £132K. The funding will be transferred from the Provision for Business Cases allocation.
It is not possible to mitigate against additional costs due to contract penalties.
If approved, changes would increase the total Mobile Working Budget from £523K to £655K.
A review of Capital Budgets has indicated that the following can be reduced:
- Airwaves coverage testing kit (£10K)
- Fleet replacement (£28K)
As a result of the review, it is also proposed that a number of schemes should be deferred and funding earmarked for the PCC’s Capital Reserves until needed in the future.
Proposals are to either reduce or remove the following schemes:
- Wide area network (£274K)
- Telephony (£239K)
- Command vehicles (£145K)
- Provision for Business Cases (£163K)
As a result of the changes outlined, the Capital Budget available to the fore in 2014/15 would reduce by £821K from £5,191K to £4,370K.