The Force has supported a number of Mutual Aid deployments between April 2018 – March 209 which 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 being provided.
The Force has incurred expenditure that was not provided for when settling with 2018-19 budget in providing Mutual Aid, of £162,311.43.
The total amount to be reimbursed to Cleveland for providing these services is £220,344.14, which takes into account the full costs in line with national charging agreements of the services provided.
The Force is, therefore, requesting the release of £162,400, from the income to be received 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 £162,400 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.