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2014/15 policing budget & precept

Information about the total police budget for 2014-15 can be found in the following links:

Following a government announcement in early 2014 about Council Tax Referendum Limits, the Commissioner decided, with the support of the Police & Crime Panel, to increase the policing part of the Council Tax for 2014-15 by 1.95%. This added £2.70 per year per household for a Band D property in Sussex.

The Commissioner has a statutory obligation to set the police budget and that is why the views of Sussex taxpayers regarding a potential increase were sought. The results of a public consultation showed that the majority (67%) of respondents supported a precept increase of 3.6% in 2015/15 to fund future investment in areas such as reducing serious sexual offending and tackling child exploitation, strengthening the fight against cyber crime and increasing the visibility of frontline policing.

A precept rise of 1.95% still enabled Sussex Police to invest in the above areas with revisions to the timescale for delivery of these investments.

You can find out more about how the police precept was spent in 2014-15 on the following link: