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2023/24 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 comes from a central Government grant. For 2023/24 the police grant included an additional £9.9m for Greater Manchester Police. The grant funding increase is expected to fund the full year costs associated with the GM target of 1,155 additional officers, part of the national three year 20,000 target by March 2023.

The Government also said that local areas could increase the police precept by £15 for Band D properties or £162.20 (for a Band A property) an increase of £10 – around 45% of properties in Greater Manchester are Band A.

A consultation was carried out in January 2023, with a total of 417 responses were received, from this 38.2% supported a precept increase of £15 per year or more and 61.8% expressed preference for a freeze or reduction in the precept. The majority (73.4%) of respondents supported priorities of providing Neighbourhood Crime Teams, sustaining and improving call handling times and strengthening investigative capacity and capability. 

Following the result of the consultation, a precept increase of £15 to the current band D precept was proposed at the meeting and supported.  Following this increase the Greater Manchester police and crime precept will remain one of the 10 lowest out of the 42 police and crime areas of England.

Where the money will be spent

Description £millions Percentage
Employee Related £681.8 68.6%
Pensions £130.2 13.0%
Premises Related £45.3 4.6%
Supplies & Services £97.0 9.8%
Agency Payments £13.0 1.3%
Transport Related £12.7 1.3%
Capital Financing £14.3 1.4%
Total planned spend £994.3 100.0%

Where the money comes from

Description £millions Percentage
Government Grant £547.2 55%
Precept £193.0 19.5%
Collection fund deficit £1.9 0.2%
Income and sponsorship £46.1 4.6%
Specific Grants £195.0 19.6%
Reserves £11.1 1.1%
Total planned funding £994.3 100.0%

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 Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H