Your PCC is responsible for setting the budget for policing in Norfolk, including how much you contribute through Council Tax, and for monitoring how that budget is used and holding the Chief Constable to account.
Regular reports on police spending are received by your PCC at public meetings with the Chief Constable.
Funding for both Norfolk’s police service and the work of the PCC comes from grants received from the Home Office, income from fees and charges, and the annual council tax precept that is levied on all households in Norfolk.
The PCC must determine the amount you pay through your council tax, following consultation with communities and business rate payers, and the county’s Police and Crime Panel must be briefed on the PCC’s precept proposals. Council Tax is collected by District Councils who are also responsible for Council Tax benefit, discounts and exemptions. For specific information about Council Tax, like banding, tax benefits or paying your Council Tax, please contact your local council.
Having consulted Norfolk’s communities on whether they would be prepared to pay more to support their police service, PCC Lorne Green took the decision to increase the 2017/18 council tax precept by 2% (equating to an extra 8 pence per week or £4.23 per year for households in a Band D property).
The total budget under the control of the PCC in 2017/18 is £149.7m.