The force has supported a number of Mutual Aid deployments between April and November 2014
They were not part of the budget set at the start of the year. In line with national guidelines, the provision of Mutual Aid is charged to the Force to whom the Mutual Aid is provided.
The Force has incurred expenditure, that was not provided for when setting the 2014-15 budget in providing Mutual Aid, of £422,533.
The total amount to be reimbursed to Cleveland for providing these services is £678,061, which takes into account the full costs, in line with national charging agreements, of the services provided.
The Force are therefore requesting the release of £422,533, from the income to be recevied by the PCC, to pay for the additional costs that they have incurred in providing this Mutual Aid. This will result in an increase in the budget available to the Chief Constable of £422,533 which will in turn ensure that the provision of Mutual Aid has not reduced the funding available to the Chief Constable for Policing within Cleveland.
The ‘over-recovery’ of income of £255,528 will increase the underspend forecast during 2014/15 and will be made available to support future financial plans.