The Mayor of West Yorkshire oversees West Yorkshire Police’s Budget which includes setting the police element of Council Tax, known as the Precept.
West Yorkshire: Safe. Just. Inclusive.
I was elected as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire in May 2021. As part of my role, I have the responsibilities of a Police and Crime Commissioner, and I oversee West Yorkshire Police’s Budget which includes setting the police element of Council Tax, known as the Precept.
With the cost of living high on the agenda, it was incredibly important that this budget had a clear mandate from our communities. Ahead of setting the budget I ran a survey, and the majority of respondents supported an increase to the Precept to be spent on further recruitment of officers and staff. This result, coupled with the comprehensive feedback of my Police and Crime Plan consultation, has revealed a strong appetite for change. People want to feel safe in their communities.
The police element of the Council Tax has increased by 4.7% to fund further recruitment of officers and staff. In real terms that means that most people will pay no more than an extra £8.89 a year (17 pence per week) as over 81% of properties in West Yorkshire fall within Council Tax Bands A, B and C.
Mayor of West Yorkshire
Police Council Tax Information
Download the Police Council Tax Information 2022/23 (PDF 1.22MB)
A draft precept for 2022/23 went before the Police and Crime Panel in February 2022. View the draft on the Police and Crime Panel's website.
Previous Police Council Tax Information
The below precepts (policing element of council tax) were set and overseen by the Police and Crime Commissioner. Responsibility for exercising the functions of the Police and Crime Commissioner in West Yorkshire transferred to the West Yorkshire Mayor on 10th May 2021.
Police Council Tax Information 2019/20 (PDF 345KB)
Police Council Tax Information 2018/19 (PDF 637KB)
Police Council Tax Information 2017/18 (PDF 582KB)
Police Council Tax Information 2016/17 (PDF 606KB)
Police Council Tax Information 2015/16 (PDF 390KB)
Police Council Tax Information 2014/15 (PDF 385KB)
Police Council Tax Information 2013/14 (PDF 346KB)