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2016/17 policing budget and precept&

Information about the total police budget for 2016-17 can be found in the following links:

The Commissioner sought the views of Sussex taxpayers regarding the 2016-17 police precept (the amount you pay for policing in your Council Tax). The majority of respondents supported an increase of 3.4%. This proposal follows a business case set out by the Chief Constable for additional investment to support operational demands including digital forensics and protecting vulnerable people. The precept proposal was supported by members of the Sussex Police & Crime Panel at their meeting on 22 January 2016. This means that local taxpayers will pay an additional £5.00 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 2016-17 can be found on the following link:

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

How Sussex Police uses its budget

Please click on the links to below to see how Sussex Police uses its budget, and independent assessment of its value for money from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.