Proposal to raise Norfolk police council tax precept

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The new Norfolk PCC has proposed to raise the police precept of council tax by 1.965 per cent.

Stephen Bett has submitted his proposal to the Police and Crime Panel for oversight and scrutiny.

The proposed raise equates to an extra 1p per day for Band D properties.

Mr Bett said: “I made my pledge plan during the election; implicit in that is the need to ensure the budget can maintain the frontline for the longer-term. While it is tempting to take hand-outs, these have an indeterminate lifespan and I do not propose to undermine the safety and security of Norfolk policing by over-reliance on temporary cash.”