Plan to raise policing precept approved for 2016/17

Council taxpayers in Suffolk will  pay an average of just under 7p a week extra towards policing in the county in the next financial year.

Raising the precept by 1.958% will add £830K to the Constabulary’s budget in the next financial year, which will help fund 20 police officers to focus on protecting vulnerable people and support the county’s cyber-crime investigations and three PCSOs to carry out a liaison role in schools right across the county. This increase to the policing element of the precept means the average council tax payment will increase from £170.10 to £173.43 per year in 2016/17, an average of just under 7p a week (based on Band D property)….more

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