Mayoral General Precept (including Fire Services)

Mayoral General Precept (including Fire Services)

On your bill this will appear at the "Mayoral General Precept". The vast majority of this goes to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. The service is funded partly by grants from central Government and partly by council tax paid by the residents of Greater Manchester. It remains one of the lowest-cost and highest performing emergency services in the UK.

Over the course of the year, for the average Band B property, the fire proportion of the precept is £46.62. To give an idea of how your money is spent, for the period 1st April 2018 to December 2018, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service:

  • Responded to 10,275 fires across Greater Manchester
  • Attended 1,178 road traffic collisions
  • Attended nearly 4,000 other incidents that required specialist fire service support
  • Rescued 1,356 people

In addition to funding the fire service, part of this precept also goes to fund the mayor, and the functions he is responsible for. Over the course of the year, this is less than £6.30 for the average Band B bill. This mayoral precept funds:

  • Transport Strategy including Local Transport Plan development and monitoring
  • Administration of Bus Service Operators Grant
  • Developing the new plan for jobs and homes for Greater Manchester (known as the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework)
  • Mayoral Development Corporations
  • Costs of the Mayor’s office
  • Grants to District Councils

In addition, this year the mayoral precept will increase in order to fund bus reform, including the introduction of a new Opportunity Pass for 16 to 18-year-olds. Read about this here.

Here is what the new mayoral precept will be for each council tax band:

 

A

 

B

(Greater Manchester average)

C

D

E

F

G

H

Total proposed costs for Band – fire and other mayoral costs

£51.29

£59.84

£68.39

£76.95

£94.05

£111.15

£128.24

£153.90

Proposed increase to support bus reform

£6

£7

£8

£9

£11

£13

£15

£18

Percentage of households in each band

46%

19.5%

17.3%

9.1%

4.7%

2%

1.2%

0.2%