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Investment from City Hall in Policing

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Fiona Twycross Fiona Twycross Labour

What has the level of City Hall investment been to MOPAC in each year since 2010? (by City Hall investment I refer to the total contribution raised by the Mayor which is allocated to MOPAC including the police precept, other council tax contributions and business rates allocated to the MOPAC and any other Mayoral funding which is allocated to MOPAC).

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Please see the attached spreadsheet.

I have increased the amount of funding available to the Met compared to the previous Mayor. In Boris’s second term City Hall provided the MPS with an average council tax funding of £564m per year.  In 2017-18 I provided £592m, in 2018-19 I provided £641.4m and in 2019/20 will provide £725.2m. The final budget for 2020/21 has provided a further increase to £767.1m.

Through exercising powers around usage of Business Rates I have allocated £400m to MOPAC resulting in greater certainty around officer numbers and contributing to a safer Capital city.