Lancastrians opening their council tax bills will have no doubt noticed that they will be paying more this year.
In particular, the amount that the taxpayer must pay for policing has risen for the coming year – by more than 10 per cent.
In what is the second highest increase in council tax in 10 years for many households, one figure, known as the ‘police precept’, has been allowed to go up more than ever.
This is the portion of your council tax that goes towards funding your local police force.
Almost everybody in a council tax band D household will be required to pay an extra £24 For band A it will be £16 more. Previously, the limit was a maximum of £12.
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If the large corporations didn’t avoid paying tax, there would be enough money to have a police(insert gender) on every corner.
How about the boys at the top pay more instead of zero tax??
I’d be happy to pay more if I physically see more police on the streets but I doubt I will.
I would pay more. You are all saying no but there are a lot fewer police thanks to our Prime Minister who are trying to do the job of many. More police is what’s needed. Unfortunately they can’t be everywhere when needed. They work so hard they deserve thanks not belittling.
No, as we don’t have any police where I live, as they closed the office and left.
The police would could get billions more but I still wouldn’t see them doing patrols. They don’t even bother turning up to most crimes never mind actually doing their job and investigating.
Yes I’d pay more...doing a great job in our community...
Stop foreign aid and use the money for the police. Get out of the EU and save billions .
Like every other service, pay more for less,total joke,our government are not fit for purpose. They serve nobody but themselves and fail us no end.
If it means u actually see some on the streets.
Yes I’ll pay more. Budget been cut to the bone by this government. Happy to help them, it isn’t us against the police. It’s us and the police against the criminals and delinquents that want to ruin society.
Yeah, the Police are useless because the prisons are full of criminals who voluntarily walk in there and admit to the offences they committed.
I would - on condition that the Police & Crime Commissioner role was stopped. Huge waste of money - the money would pay for more bobbies!!