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Greater Manchester no longer has a Police and Crime Commissioner. The Mayor of Greater Manchester has now taken responsibility for policing and crime.

POLICE BUDGET 2017/18

The consultation is now closed. Tony formally set his budget on 15th February. Read more.

Background

Government cuts to police funding have hit Greater Manchester Police particularly hard, with the service losing £180m since 2010. Consequently, there are now are 2,000 fewer police officers on our streets. In Greater Manchester, about 80% of the police budget comes from the Government and the rest is from the police element of your council tax. As Greater Manchester’s Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner, I am responsible for setting the amount that households pay for policing through their council tax.

Where are we now?

The overall money allocated to police forces across the UK for 2017-18 is £56m less than was promised by Government ministers last year. While it is not yet known the full implications of this cut for Greater Manchester, we do know savings of at least £22m need to be found next year.

My proposal

Last year, the average band D household in Greater Manchester paid £157.30 per year towards policing. This year I am proposing to increase this amount by £5 – less than 10 pence per week – which will amount to an additional £3.5 million for Greater Manchester Police. That’s the equivalent of 70 police officers. The actual increase will depend on your council tax band, as can be seen in this table: 

 

COUNCIL TAX BANDS 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

2016/17

(£ per year)

104.87

122.34

139.82

157.30

192.26

227.21

262.17

314.60

Proposed for 2017/18

(£ per year)

108.20

126.23

144.27

162.30

198.37

234.43

270.50

324.60

Change

(£ per year)

+3.33

+3.89

+4.45

+5.00

+6.11

+7.22

+8.33

+10.00

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Have your say

Have your say on Tony’s proposals to increase your council tax bill by 10p a week – raising funds equivalent to 70 police officers.

The consultation closed on Friday 20 January 2017.

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