Police and Crime Panel to review proposed Council Tax increase

One of the key roles of the Police and Crime Panel is to consider the Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposed policing budget and precept for 2015/16.

What is the precept?

Each force area raises extra money to pay for policing activity through Council Tax. This is called the police precept and is included in every Council Tax bill. The police precept represents about a quarter of overall funding to the police service in England and Wales. The level of police precept is set locally every year.

In its role of holding the Commissioner to account, the Police and Crime Panel has a statutory obligation to review the Commissioner’s proposed precept level and formally respond whether it agrees or disagrees with it.

Meeting – 3rd February

The Panel will meet on Tuesday 3 February to consider the Commissioner’s budget for 2015/16 and the proposed increase of the precept by 1.99%.

The meeting starts at 12pm at Shire Hall, Warwick and is open to the public (click here for the agenda and reports). If you wish to ask either the Commissioner or the Panel a question at the meeting, please visit here for further information.

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