As part of its key duty to provide an efficient and effective police service Merseyside Police Authority has a statutory requirement to approve and monitor the annual police budget and to set the police element of the council tax, called the precept.

The Authority is also responsible for managing overall expenditure within the budget although the day-to-day financial management is delegated to the Chief Constable. Each year the Authority's external auditor and the Audit Commission, carry out the final accounts audit.  A full statement of those accounts can be found in the More Information Panel.

Each year Merseyside Police is also required to publish the value of current assets. 

You'll find our financial documents under the publication scheme here.