Policing precept of Council Tax and annual revenue budget 2016/17
February 11th, 2016
To issue precept and approve annual revenue budget for 2016/17
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 2016/17 in a report to the Panel meeting on 3 February 2016.
In the same report, the Commissioner also notified the Panel of his proposed budget for 2016/17.
The Commissioner’s report to the Panel proposed that the police precept would be a 0.99% increase from that of 2015/16, which will increase Band D council tax rate from £181.35 in 2015/16 to £183.15 in 2016/17.
In accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to the Act, the Panel reviewed the proposed precept at their meeting on 3 February 2016. The Panel made a report to the Commissioner dated 4 February 2016 entitled “Recommendation following consideration of the report from the Police and Crime Commissioner on the Precept 2016/17” 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 9th February 2016. 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 2016/17 in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 5 to the Act.