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   Proposed increase in Council Tax to support Thames Valley Police    5 January, 2019

The Thames Valley Police budget has been cut by £101 million over the last eight years which has resulted in significant cuts to police officer and staff numbers. This year the Government has encouraged all Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to raise the policing element of the council tax precept by £2 a month for a Band D property (the increase for other property Bands is set out in the below table). To prevent further damaging cuts to policing and restore some important frontline policing capability  Anthony Stansfield, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley would like to make use of this Government advice and raise the council tax precept accordingly.

 

More information & the opportunity to answer a survey on the subject can be found here:

 

http://sgiz.eu/s3/Policing-budget-council-tax-2019-20

 

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