Decision Log 31/2021 – Use of OPCC Reserve

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record

Report Title: Use of OPCC Reserve

Decision number: 31/2021

Author and Job Role: Kelvin Menon – OPCC CFO

Protective Marking: OFFICIAL

Executive Summary:

To use part of the OPCC Reserves to fund additional costs subsequent to the setting of the budget for 2021/22


The OPCC budget was agreed in February 2021 prior to the PCC elections. Since then the PCC has decided to provide additional resource for the following areas:

Description Amount Note
Deputy PCC £70k Inc. on costs Following Government’s statement that they intend to require a deputy PCC to be appointed the PCC has decided to put one in place
Strategic Comms £30k To provide strategic advice to the OPCC to advise on communication with the public and Government
Property Advice £25k To provide independent property advice to the PCC
Analyst £25k To provide information and analysis for the PCC


This funding is for this year only. If they are required beyond that then they will be included within the 21/22 budget process.

As at the 31st March 2021, subject to audit, the OPCC Operational Reserve had a balance of £1.150m.


It is recommended that the PCC transfers £150k from the OPCC Operational Reserve to the 21/22 OPCC Budget

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature: wet signature copy available in OPCC

Date: 19th July 2021

All decisions must be added to the decision register.