Council Tax Banding
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The amount you pay for the police service will increase by 5.94% in 2023/24. Council Tax bands are calculated to six decimal places, but presented here to two decimal places, therefore they may vary by plus/minus 0.01%.
How is the money spent?
In 2023/24, we plan to spend £275.m before income and use of reserves. The expenditure on police services has increased by £14.28m.
How is policing funded?
Core Funding = £133.872m
Funding related to PUP = £4.3m
Legacy government funding = £11.975m
Council Tax Precept = £122.124m
Collection Fund Contribution= £0.767m
Reserves contribution = £1.730m
The PCC has approved a capital budget of £28.624 m to invest in the police estate, IT and fleet.
Police officer uplift
Since 2015, the PCC has allocated funding for 566 additional police officers.
Increases made by PCC’s in Council Tax
The PCC is conscious of the pressure that council tax places on households. The PCC has the 4th lowest increase in council tax since 2016/17 when he was first elected as West Mercia PCC.
You can see a PDF version of the council tax leaflet by clicking here. If you would like this in an accessible format please email [email protected]