***Have your say on Tony’s proposals about the police element of your council tax for 2017-18, to raise funds equivalent to 70 police officers***
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.
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.
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
|Supplies & Services||£54.97||£53.62||£1.35|
|Transfer to/from Reserves||-£2.80||-£6.02||£3.22|
|Income and sponsorship||-£34.04||-£30.91||-£3.13|
|Legacy Council Tax Grants||-£25.70||-£25.70||£0.00|
|Collection Fund balance||-£2.42||-£0.80||-£1.62|
|Precept (council tax requirement)||£111.00||£105.14||£5.85|
Change in council tax requirement
|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|