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Avon & Somerset Police Federation

Survey: Government tells PCC's they can raise precept by £10 for an average band D household

18 January 2022

The Government has told Police and Crime Commissioners they can raise the precept next year by £10 for an average band D household.

The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner will be deciding in the next few weeks if he will increase the policing part of our council tax bills this year and also by how much.

His options are:

  • 2%, which is equivalent to approximately 40p per month/ £4.82 for the year more for the average band D household
  • 4.1%, which is equivalent to approximately 83p per month/ £10 for the year more for the average band D household
  • Or no increase

This is important as it affects us all directly - not only as a council tax payer in Avon and Somerset, but could also affect us in work terms depending on the amount of savings our Chief Constable could be directed to make due to budgetary constraints that may be linked to our funding.

This survey asks if you would be willing to pay an increase. The survey takes 5 minutes and closes soon, so if you want to have your say I would urge you to complete the survey, it is available here https://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/about/police-tax-survey/

This will affect us, our families and our friends. We are entitled to share our opinion on this and it is invited via this survey, if you want your say then take 5 minutes to complete it.

Take care and thank you for all your hard work, sacrifice and service

Avon and Somerset Police Federation