No rise in police council tax costs

John Dwyer

John Dwyer

First published in News

THERE will be no rise in how much residents pay for police services, it has been announced.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner, said the police part of council tax will be frozen again this year.

Council tax is made up of payments to local authorities, police and fire.

Mr Dwyer announced the freeze as part of budget plans for 2014.

He said: “It has not been an easy budget to set as we are still facing cuts in funding from Government but I have also been mindful that the public of Cheshire are also facing difficult financial challenges, many have not received a pay rise in the last year and so I am not going to increase the amount they pay for policing."

The commissioner says he needs to make £34m savings over the next four years.

The total budget for policing in 2014/15 will be £189.8million.

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4:04pm Thu 30 Jan 14

The Maestro says...

You could save a fortune if the PCC stopped creating unnecessary jobs ans spent money on policing instead
You could save a fortune if the PCC stopped creating unnecessary jobs ans spent money on policing instead The Maestro
  • Score: 6

5:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Sack the bigwigs save a fortune! not rocket science.
Sack the bigwigs save a fortune! not rocket science. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 3

6:44pm Thu 30 Jan 14

old-codger says...

The Maestro says...
You could save a fortune if the PCC stopped creating unnecessary jobs ans spent money on policing instead.

Very true Maestro, The PCC can go as well, He could hand his job to one of the volunteers he keeps advertising for.
The Maestro says... You could save a fortune if the PCC stopped creating unnecessary jobs ans spent money on policing instead. Very true Maestro, The PCC can go as well, He could hand his job to one of the volunteers he keeps advertising for. old-codger
  • Score: 3

8:05pm Thu 30 Jan 14

grey-area says...

Don't you just love the happy smiling face of My Dwyer when there is "good" news, but then the picture of a police car when there's bad news.

Things like he is working closely with Chief Constables about accurate crime recording - but silly me thought he was ultimately responsible. That's why we have PCC isn't it?
Don't you just love the happy smiling face of My Dwyer when there is "good" news, but then the picture of a police car when there's bad news. Things like he is working closely with Chief Constables about accurate crime recording - but silly me thought he was ultimately responsible. That's why we have PCC isn't it? grey-area
  • Score: 3

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