‘Penny a day’ council tax rise to protect policing levels

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COUNCIL tax could be set to rise by £3.08 per year after proposals from the Police and Crime Commissioner were accepted on Friday.

PCC Anthony Stansfeld presented the rise, for a Band D house, to the Police and Crime Panel with the hope of using the extra income to bring nine extra officers into the Thames Valley force. It will also see 34 other officers redeployed.

Mr Stansfeld said: “This increase is less than a pint of beer for a Band D household or less than a penny a day, but it allows us to keep our frontline secure by not just maintaining police numbers but actually increasing them.


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