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2024/25 Mayoral Police and Crime Commissioner Precept

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

Funding for the police comes both directly from a central government grant (75%) and from the police precept (25%). The police precept we set, which funds Greater Manchester Police (GMP), is one of the lowest in the country. Central government has provided a 1.5% increase in policing grant to Greater Manchester for the coming year, which is a below inflation increase in real terms.

The Government also said that local areas could increase the police precept by £13 for Band D properties. Across Greater Manchester residential properties there are 45% in Band A and 20% in Band B Council Tax bands.  The Police precept increase will be £8.66 per year (72 pence per month) for a Band A property and £10.11 per year (84 pence per month) for a Band B property.

A consultation was carried out in January 2024. The outcome of the consultation was 758 responses with 26% supporting an increase to the precept of which 19% supported a greater increase.

Following the result of the consultation, a precept increase of £13 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 £739.4 67.6%
Pensions £139.7 12.8%
Premises Related £41.0 3.8%
Supplies & Services £115.9 10.6%
Agency Payments £23.2 2.1%
Transport Related £11.1 1.0%
Capital Financing £23.2 2.1%
Total planned spend £1,093.5 100.0%

Where the money comes from

Description £millions Percentage
Government Grant £608.6 55.7%
Precept £206.9 18.9%
Collection fund deficit £1.3 0.1%
Income and sponsorship £47.5 4.3%
Specific Grants £215.7 19.7%
Reserves £13.6 1.2%
Total planned funding £1,093.5 100.0%

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