City Hall

Consultation on The Mayor’s Budget for 2017-18

Start date: 23 December 2016
End date: 12 January 2017

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is consulting on his first budget and capital spending plan for the Greater London Authority (GLA) since he won the election for Mayor of London in May 2016.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is the strategic authority for London and supports the Mayor and the London Assembly in delivering their responsibilities and functions. The GLA’s five functional bodies are its principal delivery arms: 

  • the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC; overseeing the work of the Metropolitan Police Service - MPS)
  • the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA)
  • Transport for London (TfL)
  • the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)
  • the Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)

The Mayor’s key objective in the Budget is to support London’s further success, entrepreneurial spirit, thriving economy, extraordinary diversity and creativity, tolerance and openness to the world.

The Consultation Budget sets out how he intends to achieve this through his revenue and capital expenditure plans for the GLA and each of the functional bodies.

The Budget sets out plans for the years 2017-18 to 2020-21. It includes the Mayor’s proposed level of council tax precept for 2017-18.

You can comment on any aspect of the expenditure plans set out. This is your chance to have your say on a budget that will have a big impact on the lives of Londoners.

Please send your feedback to: [email protected] by 12 January 2017.

Key facts and information

  • The total gross revenue and capital expenditure proposed for the GLA and each of its functional bodies in 2017-18 is just under £15.9 billion.
  • The gross expenditure for the GLA and each functional body is funded through a combination of resources directly controlled and allocated by the Mayor – council tax precept income and retained business rates - and other sources of income such as specific government grants and fares income.
  • The GLA’s precept is the amount of council tax the Mayor has to raise from London’s 33 billing authorities (the 32 London boroughs and the Common Council of the City of London) to balance the GLA Group’s revenue expenditure.
  • The Mayor proposes to increase the Band D precept paid by residents of the 32 London Boroughs by £4.02 in 2017-18 to £280.02 in order to provide additional resources to support front line policing. The Mayor’s provisional 2017-18 precept for the Common Council of the City of London, which is outside the Metropolitan Police district, remains at the same £73.89 level as in 2016-17.

Visit the Mayor's Budget page for more information, including the budget-setting process and budgets for previous years. You can also view the latest press release on the Mayor, Sadiq Khan's first budget.

Get involved

If you would like to have your say on the Mayor's Budget, please email your views to: [email protected] by 12 January 2017.

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