North Yorkshire Police Commissioner Likely to Freeze Police Share of Council Tax
4:48pm 18th January 2013
Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, is soon to announce her plans for her first police budget.
Having been round the county canvassing opinion, and looking into police figures, Julia is considering freezing the police precept for the coming financial year.
“I have looked very closely at the police budget for the next year, and thanks to good financial management and better than expected funding from the Government, I am confident we can press ahead without increasing the precept.”
“By not increasing the precept, the Government will offer North Yorkshire Police a grant of £618,000. This will be extra money coming in without have to go cap in hand to the hard pressed public. ”
“I am very aware of the challenging times we are in across the county, and I am sure a freeze in the police precept will be welcome from all quarters.”
“The decision is not yet final though, and I would welcome any feedback from the public.”
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