PCC proposes raising police precept

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22 2012 HUMBERSIDE POLICE COMMISSIONER
Matthew Grove who took office as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside at Grimsby yesterday. PICTURE: TERRY CARROTT

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22 2012 HUMBERSIDE POLICE COMMISSIONER Matthew Grove who took office as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside at Grimsby yesterday. PICTURE: TERRY CARROTT

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Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove will propose raising the portion of council tax used to pay for policing next week.

After freezing the precept last year, the Commissioner is proposing an increase of 1.99 per cent for 2014/15, meaning the precept on a typical Band D property would rise by around 6p per week for the year. However, information is still awaited from the government on potential restrictions to the increase, before a final recommendation can be made.

The decision follows a public consultation exercise in which 1,277 residents were surveyed across the Humberside force area. Respondents were informed that if the precept were increased by this amount, the reductions in police officers and PCSO would be minimised and police services could be modernised. Around 75 per cent of people surveyed said they were in favour of an increase.

 

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