Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes is asking members of the public to give their views on the policing element of the council tax. The Commissioner is proposing to raise the policing precept by 3% in order to partially offset the cuts in Government funding for 2014/15.
In real terms, this will mean asking the average Band D household to pay an additional £4.54 a year, or 9 pence a week, raising the total bill to £155.79 per year. It generates £2.9m per annum that will ensure that the constabulary can deliver the savings required by the 2010 comprehensive spending review. Additional cuts to those announced in 2010 mean that the constabulary will receive even less in the coming financial year than announced and planned for four years ago.