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Business Planning Cycle 2020

Force Business Planning Cycle 2020

Force business planning cycle
January Corporate Plan
June Strategic Threat Risk Assessment (STRA) Report
July Force Management Statement
September Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) Police & Crime Plan
November Strategic Assessment (ISCD product)

Finance cycle

Force finance planning cycle
  • OPCC precept agreed / Police & Crime Panel
  • Final Budget & capital programme for following year & Medium Term Finance Plan (MTFP) set
June - August
  • STRA financial submissions
  • STRA financial savings undergo due diligence |risk |deliverability
  • STRA investment proposals agreed by Chief Officer Team (COT)
September - November
  • Budget developed for following year
  • Capital programme refresh
  • BCH budget proposals agreed through Joint Chiefs Operations Board (JCOB)
  • Funding assumptions refreshed
  • Financial settlement announced
  • Impact on Medium Term Finance Plan (MTFP) assessed – adjustments made, including review of capital programme
  • Final budgets agreed


Key dates

Dec /January Combined Force Management Statement (FMS)/STRA process Planning
Jan – Feb Op Requirements
Feb – March Key Findings
March Business Assurance Meeting
March Senior Leadership Team (SLT) Development Day
April Strategic Demand Assessment
April STRA Challenge Panels
April - May Force Management Statement
May STRA Debrief / Project proposals
Apr – June Review Build Strategic Workforce Plan & Strategic Training calendar
June SLT Development Day
June Business Assurance Meeting
July Chiefs Seminar
September Think Tank / Target Operating Model Workshop
September Business Assurance Meeting
September SLT Development Day
Sept - Oct Strategic Demand Assessment Refresh
Oct - June HMICFRS / Integrated Police,
Efficiency, Effectiveness, Leadership Assessment (IPA) Planning
November Chiefs Seminar
December SLT Development Day
December Business Assurance Meeting




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