Your council tax contribution

Precept information for 2016-17.

The policing precept is the amount you contribute to local policing through your council tax bill.

I am increasing the police portion of your council tax bill by £5 per year for a Band D property – equivalent to an extra 10p a week. For a Band A property, the increase will be an extra £3.34 per year, equivalent to 6p a week.

I am determined to see your money being used to bolster the frontline and support local neighbourhood policing. This increase in council tax will raise an additional £3.5m – the equivalent of around 70 police officers – and enable the Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable to recruit more officers for the first time in five years.

Despite this good news, GMP still faces significant challenges and needs to find savings of £67m between 2016-2020. The above-mentioned recruitment drive will offset those officers who resign or retire, enabling GMP to maintain current officer levels rather than suffer further losses. 

Your council tax contribution to policing 2016-17 - how the money is spent

Your council tax contribution to policing 2016-17 – how the money is spent (click to view enlarged version)

 

Your council tax contribution 2016-17 - where the money is from

Your council tax contribution 2016-17 – where the money is from (click to view enlarged version)


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.

The cost you pay towards policing depends on the value of your property

The cost you pay towards policing depends on the value of your property (click to view enlarged version)


Income and expenditure – a comparison

The 2016-17 precept is £110,997,958. A comparison of Expenditure and income for 2015-16 and 2016-17 is as follows:

How the money is spent Budget
2016-17
£m
Budget
2015-16
£m
Variance
Employees £500.90 £502.38 -£1.49
Pensions £102.70 £96.89 £5.80
Premises Related £31.01 £32.77 -£1.76
Supplies & Services £54.97 £53.62 £1.35
Agency Payments £25.02 £19.81 £5.21
Transport Related £6.50 £7.72 -£1.23
Capital Financing £12.81 £9.24 £3.57
Gross expenditure £733.90 £722.44 £11.46
Transfer to/from Reserves -£2.80 -£6.02 £3.22
Specific Grants -£149.92 -£143.51 -£6.41
Income and sponsorship -£34.04 -£30.91 -£3.13
Financing requirement £547.14 £542.00 £5.14
Police grant -£226.62 -£227.93 £1.31
Formula funding -£181.40 -£182.42 £1.02
Legacy Council Tax Grants -£25.70 -£25.70 £0.00
Collection Fund balance -£2.42 -£0.80 -£1.62
Financing -£436.14 -£436.86 £0.71
Precept (council tax requirement) £111.00 £105.14 £5.85

Change in council tax requirement

2015-16 requirement £105.14m
2016-17 requirement £111.00m
Increase in council tax requirement £5.85m

Why council tax requirement has increased

Staffing changes incl. terms and conditions £5.54m
Insurance related savings -£2.60m
Fuel related savings -£0.55m
Contribution to capital projects £4.30m
Savings in prudential borrowing £0.75m
Premises related savings -£2.36m
Costs due to changing working practices £2.26m
Other minor changes £0.01m

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