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|26 Feb 2018, 5:26 p.m.||Police: Finance||David Hanson|
What discussions she has had with Police and Crime Commissioners on the level of the police precept for 2018-19.
Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)
Before the police funding settlement, I spoke and received written submissions from leaders in police forces in England and Wales. Police leaders - especially in England where referendum limits apply - were clear that they wanted additional flexibility to increase funding through precept. I heard their messages and responded by allowing increases of an average £1 per month in England, enabling each PCC to maintain their funding in real terms next year.