Norfolk police tax decision due

Stephen Bett Norfolk's new Police and Crime Commissioner ENGANL00120121122145829
Stephen Bett Norfolk's new Police and Crime Commissioner ENGANL00120121122145829
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Norfolk police and crime commissioner Stephen Bett will reveal whether he wants to raise the force’s portion of the council tax at a meeting this morning.

A public consultation on whether to freeze the police precept or raise it by just under two per cent closed on Friday.

The results of the survey, and Mr Bett’s recommendation, will be debated by the county’s police and crime panel at a meeting in Norwich today.

Senior officers have argued that the proposed increase, which will add around £4, to the bill for an average band D property, is necessary to enable them to invest more resources into areas of increasing demand, such as cybercrime and child sexual exploitation.

However, they say further savings will still be needed in the coming years, even if a tax increase is implemented.

Follow @LynnNewsCitizen on Twitter for updates from the meeting, which will take place at County Hall in Norwich from 10am.