Policing portion of council tax to rise by 1.99 percent

Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader EMN-150130-124018001

Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader EMN-150130-124018001

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A proposal to increase the policing portion of the council tax in the coming year by 1.99 percent has been approved.

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader said his proposed increase, which equates to a rise of less than 7p a week (or £3.51 a year) for a Band D property - will generate an additional £1.038m to fund policing costs.

A report was presented to the Police and Crime Panel which approved Sir Clive’s proposals yesterday (Thursday).

In addition, Sir Clive announced he has earmarked up to an additional £2m – to be funded from reserves – to be spent on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.