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Council Tax - Mayoral Police and Crime Commissioner Precept

Mayoral Police and Crime Commissioner Precept

The policing precept is the amount you contribute to local policing through your council tax bill. Most of the money for funding police – about 80% – comes from a central Government grant. But the Government has cut this by £250m since 2010, which has seen the loss of 2,000 police officers and 1,000 non-police staff. 

For 2018-19, the Mayor has increased the police portion of your council tax bill by £12 per year for a Band D property – equivalent to an extra 23p a week. For a Band A property, the increase will be an extra £8 per year, equivalent to 15p a week.

This precept increase will raise £8.8m. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor Bev Hughes have pledged to use this to: 

  • Recruit at least 50 additional police officers
  • Ensure there is a front-line police presence in all Greater Manchester communities
  • Guarantee no reduction in PCSO numbers
  • Make improvements to the non-emergency 101 service
How the money is spent - police and crime Where the money is from police and crime

How much will you pay?

The amount of council tax you will pay to fund Greater Manchester Police depends on the rateable value of your property – known as your tax band.Precept bandings police and crime amended

 

Income and expenditure  – a comparison

The 2018/19 precept is £128m. A comparison of expenditure and income for 2017/18 and 2018/19 is as follows:

Income and expenditure comparison

 

Original Budget

2017-18

£m

Original Budget

2018-19

£m

Variance

£m

Employee Related

499.34

504.45

5.12

Pensions

120.69

125.62

4.93

Premises Related

31.06

31.28

0.23

Supplies & Services

56.08

55.96

(0.12)

Agency Payments

24.00

22.14

(1.86)

Transport Related

6.17

6.29

0.13

Capital Financing

21.02

30.84

9.82

Gross Expenditure

758.35

776.59

18.25

Transfer to/from Reserves

(6.50)

(12.05)

(5.56)

Specific Grants

(167.80)

(170.97)

(3.18)

Income and sponsorship

(35.85)

(34.84)

1.02

Financing Requirement

548.20

558.73

10.53

Formula Funding Government Grants

(428.02)

(428.02)

0.00

Collection Fund balance

(2.80)

(2.67)

0.13

Precept (Council Tax Requirement)

117.38

128.04

10.66

Changes in Council Tax Requirement

 

£m

2017/18 Requirement

117.38

2018/19 Requirement

128.04

Increase in Council Tax Requirement

10.66

Why council tax requirement has increased

 

Recruit a minimum 50 additional Police Officers

1.30

Additional capacity to deal with rising numbers and complexity of public protection incidents

0.80

Digital Forensics

1.10

Additional funding to support the policing of particularly serious incidents and crimes

1.10

Mayoral Investment Fund

1.00

Transformation through new target operating model

2.80

Cost of the additional 1% pay award

3.90

Net other changes

-2.84

Contribution to capital projects

1.50

 

10.66