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 produced her final budget report for 2016/17 after holding a special public budget meeting.

Final budget report

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 leaflet for 2017/18

Special Budget Meeting

The Commissioner hosted a special public meeting on Monday 20th February 2017, at which she set and approved the Merseyside Police budget for 2017/18

It was held at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and members of the public were welcome to attend. It was attended by Merseyside Police's Deputy Chief Constable Carl Foulkes.

The agenda and all the papers from this meeting are available here.

Please click here for the Minutes from the Special Budget Meeting 2017/18

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:

Police and Crime Panel's report on the precept notification

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