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2018/19 policing budget & precept

Approval of the Council Tax Precept and Revenue and Capital Budgets 2018/19

On 19 January 2018 the Police and Crime Panel agreed the proposal of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (the PCC) to issue a band D council tax precept for the Sussex area of £165.91. This was later approved by the PCC.

There are statutory requirements for the PCC to calculate the budget requirements and formally issue a precept for the financial year. A public consultation took place between 5th November 2017 to 5th January 2018 on a potential precept increase. A total of 4,559 responses were received across the above period and the percentage in favour of an increase was the highest to date.

Full details can be found in the report.

View the Sussex Police Precept 2018/19 leaflet, which will be distributed with local Council Tax bills here.

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

Frequently Asked Questions - Budget and Precept 2018-19

The Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) sets the financial context for the PCC’s revenue budget, capital programme and precept decisions.

It sets out the key financial issues facing the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) over the period 2018/19 to 2021/22, and provides options for delivering a sustainable budget and capital programme over the medium term.

The PCC approved the MTFS 2018/19 to 2021/22 on 7th February 2018 and you can view it here.