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In England and Wales the main source of income for the 43 geographic police forces is central government grant made available through the annual Home Office Police Grant Report.

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales can also raise additional revenue funding through council tax precepts.

For the Metropolitan Police the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner is performed by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. Further detail on the budget setting process in London can be found on MOPAC’s Our Finances pages.

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