Policing Precept 2019/20

Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill, has set the annual policing budget for 2019/20 including raising the Policing element of the council tax by £24 a year* (Band D).

Each year, it is my responsibility to set the part of your council tax that goes towards funding Dorset Police.

The Government have, once again, placed the responsibility for the majority of this year’s settlement with Police and Crime Commissioners. Rather than providing a much-needed, balanced funding settlement for policing, the Government advice was to increase the policing precept up to the maximum of £24* per year.

This is the amount that I therefore took to consultation with you, the people of Dorset.

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