Police’s part of council tax to increase 1.95 per cent

Police news.
Police news.

An increase of 1.95 per cent of Lincolnshire Police’s element of the council tax precept has been accepted, it has been announced today.

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel unanimously agreed to support the request from Alan Hardwick for 2015-16.

Panel chairman Norman Norris said: “Lincolnshire Police remains one of the most underfunded forces in the country and we recognise the challenge this presents to both the Commissioner and Chief Constable, particularly in such a large rural county.

“Mr Hardwick has been able to demonstrate to the panel that the increase he has proposed is needed to ensure a robust and effective standard of policing can be provided to the people of Lincolnshire in the year ahead.”

The rise will come into force for the next financial year.