Police Precept Consultation results back proposals for 1.99 per cent rise
The survey, which was available online, by email or by post, asked the public the following question: “Are you willing to spend an extra 31 pence per monthfor an average B and D property in order to maintain frontline policing levels?” The consultation was promoted online, through the local media and via social media throughout December until its closing on Monday 18th January.
A total of 1,026 people responded, with 1,013 identifying that they lived within Warwickshire. Among the Warwickshire residents, 839 82.82 per cent were in favour of the proposed increase, with 174 17.18 per cent voting against the rise.
The 1.99 per cent increase, if approved, would only apply to the police precept element of the council tax bill. The overall council tax bill includes council and fire precepts, which are decided separately by their relevant authorities.