Report of the Commissioner of Police.
The Board considered a report of the Commissioner on the City of London Police Revenue and Capital Outturn 2021/22.
A Member observed that the Force’s workforce management was improving however there were still concerns over the Force’s management of capital projects. The Board agreed that using reserves to resolve funding gaps was not a long-term solution to systemic issues.
The Deputy Chair highlighted the letter from the Chair and the Commissioner to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police regarding the impact of the Metropolitan Police’s pay policy to other forces. Replying to the Deputy Chair’s query it was confirmed that a full assessment of the impact of the national pay increases to the medium-term financial plan would be provided at the next meeting of the Resource, Risk and Estates Committee.
It was confirmed that the impact of the vacancies on the Policing Plan had been completed and would be monitored going forward.
RESOLVED- That: -
I.That Members noted the report; and
II.That the proposed allocation of the £2m underspend to the General Reserve, along with the consolidation of other earmarked reserves into General Reserve as highlighted be approved.