Consultation on The Mayor’s Budget for 2020-21

Start date: 18 December 2019
End date: 15 January 2020

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is consulting on his fourth budget and capital spending plan for the Greater London Authority (GLA).

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 Commissioner (LFC: overseeing the work of the London Fire Brigade)
  • Transport for London (TfL)
  • the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) which administers Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and
  • 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 2020-21 to 2023-24. It includes the Mayor’s proposed level of council tax precept for 2020-21.

Have your say

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 Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Key facts and information

  • The proposed total gross revenue and capital expenditure proposed for the GLA and each of its functional bodies in 2020-21 is £17.5 billion excluding payments made to the Government under the business rates retention system
  • 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, Home office grant for policing and transport 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 £6.41 in 2020-21 to £326.92 in order to provide additional resources to support front-line policing and the London Fire Brigade. The Mayor’s provisional 2020-21 precept for the Common Council of the City of London, which is outside the Metropolitan Police district, is proposed as £79.94. These figures may be revised prior to the Mayor’s final draft budget to take into account the impact of the Local Government, Fire and Police funding settlement once they

Visit the Mayor's Budget page for more information, including the budget-setting process and budgets for previous years.

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