Part of my role as South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is to set the local police ‘precept’ – the amount people pay through their council tax for policing.
The Government has said that the funding for South Yorkshire Police can remain the same for the coming financial year as this – provided that I raise council tax by £12 for the year (23p per week) for each household living in a Band D property. Most households in South Yorkshire are in Band A and B which will result in a precept rise of between £8 and £9 for the year (15p – 18p per week).
This level of increase in council tax is required to maintain our commitment to neighbourhood policing and continued work towards keeping us safe from serious crime and terrorism.
Before I can set the precept, it’s important that I understand what you think, so please complete my survey and tell me your views.
The survey is now closed.