BTPA agrees 2013/14 budget

British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) today agreed the first year of its medium-term financial plan, which sets the police force’s budget for the forthcoming year.

The budget for BTPA and BTP in 2013/14 will increase from £198.8m in the previous year, a net increase of 1.8%.

The overall charge BTPA will be levying to Train and Freight Operating Companies under Police Service Agreements in 2012/13 will be £202.4m. This largely excludes BTP’s funding from London Underground, which is arranged separately.

For more information contact

Michael Daventry
British Transport Police Authority
Tel: 020 7383 5678
Email: [email protected]

About the BTPA

BTPA is an independent body of that oversees the British Transport Police. It is composed of 15 members who represent the rail operators and passengers. It maintains the force’s budget, allocates resources and makes senior appointments to the force. For more information, visit

British Transport Police is the specialist, national police service for Britain’s railways. It deals with major and minor crime, disorder and incidents, and covers the rail system in England, Wales and Scotland. Its police officers, Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables and support staff are recruited and trained like those of local forces and have the same powers.