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Policing precept of Council Tax and annual revenue budget 2015/16


To issue precept and approve annual revenue budget for 2015/16

Decision Summary

In accordance with paragraph 6 of Schedule 5 to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (“the Act”), the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner (“the Commissioner”) notified the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel (“the Panel”) of the proposed police precept element of the council tax for 2015/16 in a report to the Panel meeting on the 28th January 2015.

In the same report, the Commissioner also notified the Panel of the proposed his proposed budget for 2015/16.

The Commissioner’s report proposed to the Panel that the police precept would be a 0% (or a ‘freeze’) increase from that of 2014/15, which will maintain Band D council tax rate at £181.35 for 2015/16.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to the Act, the Panel reviewed the proposed precept at their meeting on the 28th January 2015. The Panel made a report to the Commissioner dated 30th January 2015 entitled “Recommendation following consideration of the report from the Police and Crime Commissioner on the Precept 2015/16” in which they outlined their recommendation following their review of the precept.

Under paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to the Act, the Commissioner gave his formal response to the Panel’s report in a letter to the Chair of the Panel dated 24th February 2015. The Commissioner published this response on his website. Following the Commissioner’s response to the Panel, the end of the scrutiny ceased.

The Commissioner issued the precept for 2015/16 in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 5 to the Act.

The document below details the Police and Crime Commissioners formal notification to the Police and Crime Panel accepting their recommendation of the police precept for 2015/16, that being at 0%.