Police precept

‘police precept’ – the amount you pay for policing in your council tax

2019/20 Police precept

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is responsible for setting the local police ‘precept’ – the amount people pay through their council tax for policing.

This year, after hearing the views of over 2,500 members of the public, your elected Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan has decided to increase the amount of precept for the police by an average of £22.95, or about 44 pence a week.

While the consultation showed no clear majority for any proposal, two-thirds said they were prepared to pay more for local policing and fire and rescue services.

Your contribution through your council tax 2019/20

Property Band 2018/19 2019/20 Increase per year Increase per week
£ £ £ pence
A  £ 155.21  £ 170.51  £    15.30 29 pence
B  £ 181.08  £ 198.93  £    17.85 34 pence
C  £ 206.95  £ 227.35  £    20.40 39 pence
D  £ 232.82  £ 255.77  £    22.95 44 pence
E  £ 284.56  £ 312.61  £    28.05 54 pence
F  £ 336.30  £ 369.45  £    33.15 64 pence
G  £ 388.03  £ 426.28  £    38.25 73 pence
H  £ 465.64  £ 511.54  £    45.90 88 pence

Funding for the police

2018/19 2019/20
Funding from Government £67.8m £69.2m
Council tax precept – your contribution £69.7m £77.3m
Council tax grants £7.9m £7.9m
Specific grants £2.9m £4.1m
Fees, Charges and Partnerships £8.7m £8.1m
Total funding £156.9m £166.6m

Police budget breakdown

Police budget breakdown 2018/19 2019/20
Police officers £75.6m £78.0m
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) £6.6m £6.7m
Police staff £35.1m £35.2m
Policing priorities fund £2.0m £6.0m
Buildings and transport £6.7m £7.2m
Supplies and services £21.2m £22.8m
Other spend * £8.8m £9.7m
Office of the PFCC £1.0m £1.1m
Total spending plan £156.9m £166.6m

* This includes Community Safety Funding and Commissioned Services, Police Officer Medical and Injury Pensions, Cost of Capital and Use of Reserves

Related documents:

Download the Fire and Police Precept Leaflet 2019/2020

Updated 15 March 2019