The Commissioner is committed to being open and transparent as to how she sets the Merseyside Police budget.

This page details how budgets are set, money is invested and includes details on how this is audited to ensure it is being spent in the most effective and efficient way.

Budget Reports

The Commissioner has a net budget requirement of £331,354,690.

This is financed by a general grant provided by government and the policing element of your council tax (the 'precept').

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

Budget documents for 2020/21

Budget documents for 2019/20

Budget documents for 2018/19

Budget documents for 2017/18

Budget documents for 2016/17

Budget documents for 2015/16

Budget documents for 2014/15

Budget documents for 2013/14

You can find information about previous budgets by visiting Merseyside Police Authority's archived website.

Your Council Tax

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

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’.

Council Tax precept leaflet for 2020/21

Council Tax precept leaflet 2019/20

Council Tax precept leaflet 2018/19

Council Tax precept leaflet 2017/18

Council Tax precept leaflet 2016/17

Council Tax precept leaflet 2015/16

Council Tax precept leaflet 2014/15

Council Tax precept leaflet 2013/14

Statement of Accounts

The purpose of the Statement of Accounts is to provide details of all the Commissioner's financial activities for the year. The Accounts are prepared in accordance with the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting.

We also provide the accounts for the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police.

Please use this link to find complete information about the Statement of Accounts.

Premises and Land

Please find a document containing all the information on the Identity of all the premises and land owned or occupied by the Commissioner, as of April 2018.

Treasury Management Strategy

The Treasury Management Strategy relates to the management of the Commissioner's investments and cashflows, her banking, money market and capital market transactions.

Find all the documents on this strategy for each year here:

Treasury Management Strategy

Capital Strategy

The capital strategy is a key document for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Merseyside Police and forms part of the authority’s integrated revenue, capital and balance sheet planning. The strategy is intended to give a high level overview of how capital expenditure, capital financing and treasury management activity contribute to the provision of services along with an overview of how associated risk is managed and the implications for future financial sustainability. It includes an overview of the governance processes for approval and monitoring of capital expenditure.

Find out more here.

Reserves Strategy

As part of the annual budget process the PCC considers and approves a strategy for General Balances, Reserves and Provisions.  General balances are maintained as a matter of prudence.

Find out more here.

Audit Committee

The aim of the Audit Committee is to provide independent assurance of the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated control environment, independent scrutiny of the organisations financial and non-financial performance to the extent that it affects the organisations exposure to risk and weakens the control environment, and to oversee the financial reporting process.

Please use this link to find all further information relating to Audit.

Review and Inspection

Please use this link to find all the documents relating to Review and Inspection.