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Council Tax

Download the Policing Council Tax leaflet 2022 here - pdf.

 

How your council tax will be spent on fighting crime and keeping communities safe

Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones and Chief Constable Chris Haward explain how the extra council tax raised this year will be invested in front line policing to keep you and your community safe.

 

This extra money will be dedicated to:

 

Increasing visible policing

Maximising the number of police officers recruited and increasing the number of community beat managers by 12. Further increasing visible policing and protection for our communities.

 

Identifying criminals faster

Providing additional cutting-edge crime fighting capability by expanding the Digital Forensics Team and investing in the latest systems to identify criminals faster than ever before.

 

Tackling drug dealing and supply

Providing resources to work in partnership to deliver the new Lincolnshire Drug Strategy – tackling drug dealing and supply whilst supporting those targeted by the illegal trade in drugs to save lives and keep our communities safe.

 

Protecting children and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse

Boosting the Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit to further protect the most vulnerable children and adults from sexual violence and abuse and help deliver the justice they deserve.

 

Reducing re-offending and the numbers of victims

Investing in greater and more effective partnership working in Integrated Offender Management to reduce re-offending and reduce the numbers of victims.

 

These developments could not have been contemplated without the additional money provided by our residents and their incredible support for policing.

Thanks to public support and willingness to back our police force, we are able to raise an extra £2.4m from council tax to reinvest in protecting our communities.

The vast majority of residents will pay between just 13p and 19p extra a week – but the money will go a long way to allowing investment in a range of new initiatives designed to prevent crime, protect people and communities and identify and arrest offenders.

A robust consultation with the public was conducted at the end of 2021, receiving over 3000 completed surveys covering a range of policing, crime and council tax related questions. The full details of the survey can be found here.

The results of the consultation showed overwhelming backing from the public for increasing investment in policing.

75% of respondents said they were prepared to pay at least 5% more in council tax to support policing in their communities – higher than the proposed uplift.

 

Infographic shows over 2000 people completed the survey. 80% of this were prepared to pay more council tax to support policing. Almost a third saw speeding as a very big problem in their area. Being a victim of yber crime and being a victim of identity theft are the biggest worries. A quarter had experiences telephone fraud more than ten occasions in the last year. 63% would be most likely to call 999 in an emergency.

 

Lincolnshire remains one of the lowest funded police forces in the country – spending less than almost any other area in the UK on policing – but continued support from the public through council tax and prudent investments in time saving and game changing technology and equipment have removed the immediate threats to financial sustainability.

 

What money do we receive and how is it spent?

Income: £151.5m

43.9% - Council tax (£66.5m)

2.4% - Contribution from reserves and other income (£3.7m)

53.7% - Government Grants (£81.3m)

Expenditure: £151.5m

3.1% - Capital financing (£4.7m)

0.9% - Office of the PCC (£1.3m)

47.6% - Police Officers (£72.1m)

25.8% - Police staff and PCSOs (39.1m)

22.6% - Other costs including custody, fleet, premises and regional collaboration (£34.3m)

 

Cost of council tax this year

Property Band

Cost last year (£)

Increase this year (£)

Cost this year (£)

Increase per week (pence)

A

        177.54

          6.66

       184.20

13

B

        207.13

           7.77

       214.90

15

C

       236.72

          8.88

      245.60

17

D

        266.31

          9.99

      276.30

19

E

       325.49

          12.21

       337.70

23

F

       384.67

         14.43

       399.10

28

G

       443.85

         16.65

      460.50

32

H

       532.62

         19.98

      552.60

38