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.

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

Final budget report for 2021/22

Your Council Tax

It’s the Commissioner'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 2021/22

Special Budget Meeting

On 23rd February 2021, the then Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, and the then Chief Constable, Andy Cooke QPM, held a special public meeting at which she set and approved the Merseyside Police budget for 2021/22.

Please find the agenda and the reports from this meeting below:

Budget Consultation

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

Please find the papers from this consultation below:

The Commissioner's public Council Tax consultation 2021/22

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

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