2% hike in police precept agreed

Published: 6 Feb 2014 17:301 comment

THE amount taxpayers pay for policing looks set to go up by 2% after the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel endorsed the proposal by Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld.

The panel agreed the increase on Friday last week with a caveat that should the Government’s council tax referendum threshold be lower than 2%, the precept should also be lowered to the same level, with the shortfall to be funded from Thames Valley Police reserves and the surplus in council tax collection rates for 2013/14.

This financial year households in Band D paid £157.38 for the police precept annually, which was also a 2% increase on the previous year.

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  • EyelBBack
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    Feb 8, 11:23
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    This town seems to need more police than most. Despite the claims made by our local MP about how our town is so harmonious and peaceful.

    I hope this is not since last Saturday's peaceful demo when 500 police were deployed in our so called "peaceful" town.

    You only have to read the papers to see that Slough is NOT harmonious or peaceful.

    As for the so called " shortfall to be funded from Thames Valley Police reserves and the surplus in council tax collection rates for 2013/14".

    Why a shortfall, the council send baliffs round to collect overdue council tax, plus they have 6000 or so beds in sheds, if they are occupied then get them to pay up then we would not have to sting the rest of us for 2%.

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