2020/21 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 (approx. 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.

This year, the police grant included an additional £30.7m for Greater Manchester Police. The funding increase is expected to deliver the recruitment of Greater Manchester's share of the first 6,000 officers as part of the eventual recruitment of 20,000 officers nationwide. For Greater Manchester this equates to 347 new officers in 2020/21.

The Government also said that local areas could increase the police precept by £10 for Band D properties which will raise an additional £9.1m in 2020/21. For Greater Manchester this will cost Band D residents 19p per week, and 15p for Band B residents. The band D precept for 2020/21 will be £208.30.

Where the money will be spent

Description £millions  %
Employee Related  £562.75 66%
Pensions £118.80 14%
Premises Related £33.67 4%
Supplies & Services £65.40 8%
Agency Payments £29.62 3%
Transport Related £6.98 1%
Capital Financing £16.67 2%

 

Where the money comes from

Description £millions %
Government Grant £467.21 55%
Precept  £158.88 19%
Collection fund surplus £2.71 0%
Income and sponsorship £35.65 4%
Specific Grants £183.72 21%
Reserves £7.56 1%

 

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 A B C D E F G H
2020/21 138.86 162.01 185.15 208.30 254.58 300.87 347.16 416.60

 

Income and expenditure – a comparison

The 2020/21 overall precept requirement is £158,880,346. A comparison of expenditure and income for 2019/20 and 2020/21 is as follows:

Description

Total

19/20

£m

Total

20/21

£m

Variance

£m

Total Employee Related

536.927

562.750

25.823

Pensions

119.926

118.795

(1.131)

Premises Related

32.092

33.668

1.576

Supplies & Services

66.663

65.398

(1.265)

Agency Payments

27.917

29.619

1.702

Transport Related

6.257

6.976

0.719

Capital Financing

11.684

16.671

4.987

New Officer Infrastructure

0.000

20.112

20.112

Transfer to Reserves

1.316

1.730

0.414

Transfer from Reserves

(4.081)

(7.556)

(3.475)

Specific Grants 

(174.092)

(183.719)

(9.627)

Income & Sponsorship

(35.560)

(35.650)

(0.090)

Net Budget Requirement

589.049

628.794

39.745

Home Office Grant

(436.468)

(467.209)

(30.741)

Precept

(148.765)

(158.880)

(10.115)

Collection Fund Surplus

(3.816)

(2.705)

1.112

Total Funding

(589.049)

(628.794)

(39.745)

Surplus / Shortfall

0.000

0.00

0.00