2015/16 policing budget & precept

Information about the total police budget for 2015-16 can be found in the following links:

The Commissioner sought the views of Sussex taxpayers regarding the 2015-16 police precept (the amount you pay for policing in your Council Tax). The majority of respondents supported a prudent increase of 1.98%. This proposal follows a business case set out by the Chief Constable for additional investment to support operational demands including improving the Force’s ability to tackle child sexual exploitation and respond to incidents of cybercrime. The precept proposal was supported by members of the Sussex Police & Crime Panel at their meeting on 23 January 2015. This means that local taxpayers will pay an additional £2.79 for policing per year per household (for a Band D property).

Further information about how the policing element of your Council Tax will be spent in 2015-16 can be found on the following link:

In addition, a summary of the Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed through the following link: