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The budget report is one of the most important documents that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has to consider during the course of the year.

Jane produces her final budget report for the year after holding a special public budget meeting.

Final budget report for 2020/21

Your Council Tax

It’s Jane's responsibility to set the policing element of your Council Tax for the year (the 'precept').

She does this following consultation with the public, Merseyside's local authorities and the Police and Crime Panel. This how much of your council tax should be spent on policing services in order to deliver value for money. This information is provided in the ‘precept leaflets’.

Find out how much of your council tax is spent on policing:

Council Tax precept leaflet for 2020/21

Special Budget Meeting

The Commissioner and the Chief Constable, Andy Cooke QPM, held a special public meeting at which she set and approved the Merseyside Police budget for 2020/21

Please find the agenda and all the reports from this meeting using the links below:

Agenda for the Budget Meeting 18th February 2020

2020/21 Budget and Revised Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020/21 to 2024/25

Proposed Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21

Robustness of Estimates and Adequacy of Financial Reserves

Proposed Capital Strategy 2020/21

Budget Consultation

Prior to the special budget meeting, the Commissioner consulted the Police and Crime Panel on her budget proposals.

Please find the papers from this consultation below:

The Commissioner's notification of the precept to the Police and Crime Panel

Police and Crime Panel's report in response to the precept notification

Previous budget documents

Budget Documents for 2019/20                                 Budget Documents for 2018/19 

Budget Document for 2017/18                                  Budget Documents for 2016/17

Budget Documents for 2015/16                               Budget Documents for 2014/15

Budget Documents for 2013/14

Jane wants your views on policing funding today...

The Police Commissioner has to set the police budget soon.

She wants your views on  if you would be willing to contribute an extra 19p a week in your council tax  to enable the Chief Constable to recruit 160 new police officers next year, as well help balance the budget and protect jobs?

Without the extra funding the Commissioner will have to reduce the budget, the recruitment of new officers can’t
go ahead and the Chief Constable will be required to cut back on the service again.