The Government is giving Police and Crime Commissioners the flexibility to increase the policing element of the council tax in 2022 by £10 per year (for a Band D property) to fund the increasing demands on policing. With over 60% of council taxpayers in the Hampshire Constabulary policing area living in properties that are Band A-C the majority of people would see an increase of less than £10 a year.
They have now launched my annual police budget precept consultation and want to hear residents’ views. They are asking local residents to complete an online survey and/or to sign up to a focus group:
HAVE YOUR SAY – TAKE THE SURVEY