The precept decision for 2017/18 takes into account both the immediate and medium term resourcing requirements that enable Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth to be safer now and in the future.
Following consultation an increase of 3.12% per year, in the policing element of the precept has been set by the Commissioner for 2017/18.
For a Band D resident this equates to an additional £5 a year or 10p a week.
This increase generates an extra £3.3 million for Hampshire Constabulary; it means current level of funding from central government is protected, allows the current level of neighbourhood policing to be maintained and will enable some further enhancements and modernisation to police services.
The 2017-18 budget for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Hampshire Constabulary is £306m. The majority of police funding (66%) comes through Government grants, with the remaining 34% coming from the Council Tax precept.
The police precept is collected via local councils and will be included within the council tax bill issued by them.
The information below shows the *council tax base and the total precept therefore expected from each council area
|Collection Authority||Tax base||Precept|
|Basingstoke and Deane||63,376.90||10,486,341.87|
|Isle of Wight||52,137.10||8,626,604.57|
*The council tax base of a local authority consists of the number of band D equivalent dwellings in the area.
Please contact your local council if you have any queries about your council tax bill or council tax support.
Please use the contact form for any further queries