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Police tax survey

The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is responsible for setting the amount of money you contribute to local policing through your council tax bill (known as the ‘precept’).

The precept is an essential part of police funding. It helps Avon and Somerset Police have enough money to resource an efficient and effective response to community policing needs.

Police funding: have your say

Local policing is funded by a combination of Home Office and other grants, as well as your council tax contributions.

The Home Office grant funding is increasing to fund additional police officers, but is not increasing to manage inflationary pressures like pay awards. Therefore the government has told PCCs that they can raise the policing part of the precept next year by £10 for a band D household (equivalent to 4.1%).

Before setting next year’s precept your PCC, Mark Shelford, would like your opinion on whether you would be happy to pay an additional amount per month. If so, how much?

  • No increase – This would mean significant savings will need to be made in the budgets for 2022/23, resulting in a reduction of services.
  • 2% increase – Approximately 40p per month (£4.82 for the year) more for a band D household. This would still mean that some savings need to be made in the budgets for 2022/23, resulting in some reduction of service.
  • 4.1% increase – Approximately 83p per month (£10 for the year) more for a band D household. At this level it is less likely savings which impact on frontline services will be needed in 2022/23.

This survey ends on 21 January 2022.

How much would the maximum increase cost?

Council tax bandMonthly (£)Yearly (£)
A0.566.67
B0.657.78
C0.748.89
D0.8310.00
E1.0212.22
F1.2014.44
G1.3916.67
H1.6720.00
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