This year, Sir Clive has increased the amount of council tax local people pay towards policing as part of an overall plan to sustain community policing and tackle anti-social behaviour.
His plans, which were discussed by the Police and Crime Panel on 27 January, 2014, include increasing the level of council tax local residents pay towards policing by 1.5% - the equivalent to five pence extra per week for a Band D property – and investing £2m from reserves over the next three years to maintain capacity until the Force’s transformational change programme is firmly embedded.
As the panel approved Sir Clive’s proposals, in the 2014/15 financial year Band D householders will pay £176.48 towards the cost of local policing, an increase of £2.61. This means that, based on all current available funding information, the overall budget for 2014/15 will be £172.595m.
Relevant documents can be downloaded below:-
The precept report was agreed and approved at the Police and Crime Panel meeting held on 27 January 2014. To view minutes and papers from this meeting please click here.
The Council Tax leaflet for 2014-2015 can be accessed by clicking the above link
The letter to the Police and Crime Panel can be accessed by clicking the above link
The Police and Crime Panels report on the Budget to which Sir Clive Loader responded