Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner
I have been lobbying hard to secure the best possible funding arrangements for policing.
In December, the Government made it clear that an increasing proportion of policing costs
will have to be met by local council taxpayers.
I recognise that any increase in household bills will be felt by you and I want to assure
you that the policing you receive on a local level through your neighbourhood policing teams
will be unchanged thanks to this increase in your council tax.
Neighbourhood policing is at the heart of our communities and is essential to ensuring Avon
and Somerset remains a safe place to live and work.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset
Find out more by visiting www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk
|Where does the money come from?||2017/18||2018/19|
|Funding from central government||£176m||£176m|
Changes in Spending
The net expenditure for the police will be £7m higher in 2018/19 compared to 2017/18 following a rise in council tax funding. The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) has taken the decision to increase the policing part of the council tax by £12 a year for the average band D household. This means that the average band D precept will be £193.81. This follows extensive consultation with over 3,500 residents. Although inflation and other unavoidable spending pressures will increase costs by £11m, savings have been agreed to balance the budget.