Sadiq Khan will today seek to increase London council tax bills to give Scotland Yard a cash boost.
The Mayor says the move will contribute £49m towards tackling knife crime and ‘boosting officer numbers.’
City Hall’s share of council tax - known as the precept - will rise by 5.1%, adding £14.20 a year to the average household bill.
The Mayor’s budget also includes additional money for the police from business rates and a partial fares freeze on Transport for London services.
The budget is likely to be approved by the London Assembly where the Mayor can rely on Labour members to block any attempt by opposition parties to challenge his financial plans.