Policing precept of Council Tax and annual revenue budget 2018/19
February 6th, 2018
To issue precept and approve annual revenue budget for 2018/19
In accordance with paragraph 2 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 policing element of the Council tax for 2018/19 in a report to the Panel meeting on the 31st January 2018.
In the same report the Commissioner also notified the Panel of his proposed budget for 2018/19.
The Commissioner’s report to the Panel proposed that the policing precept would be 6.4% increase which will increase Band D council tax rate from £186.75 in 2017/18 to £198.72 in 2018/19.
In accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to the Act, the Panel reviewed the proposed precept at their meeting on the 31st January 2018. The Panel made a report to the Commissioner dated 1st February 2018 entitled “Recommendation following consideration of the report from the Police and Crime Commissioner on the precept 2018/19” in which the Panel outlined their recommendation following their review of the precept.
Under paragraph 5 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 5th February 2018. The Commissioner published his response on his website. Following the Commissioner’s response, the end of the scrutiny ceased.
The Commissioner issued the precept for 2018/19 in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 5 to the Act.