Police costs rise

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RESIDENTS in Oxfordshire will face a two per cent increase in their council tax bills after a rise in Thames Valley Police’s portion was approved.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Anthony Stansfeld had his proposed rise approved yesterday. The force is also having to save £70m over a six-year period due to Government cuts.

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11:40am Sat 2 Feb 13

Myron Blatz says...

Sounds better than giving to the criminals, or Starbucks!
Sounds better than giving to the criminals, or Starbucks! Myron Blatz
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11:49am Sat 2 Feb 13

JanetJ says...

The new Police Commissioner and his entourage have got to be paid for somehow I suppose
The new Police Commissioner and his entourage have got to be paid for somehow I suppose JanetJ
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12:02pm Sat 2 Feb 13

xjohnx says...

Compulsory backhander ?

Perhaps the Americans have the right idea about state control and the individuals right of self defence after all.
Compulsory backhander ? Perhaps the Americans have the right idea about state control and the individuals right of self defence after all. xjohnx
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12:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

I thought there had to be a referendum if there was a 2% increase?
I thought there had to be a referendum if there was a 2% increase? Andrew:Oxford
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8:25pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Arkright says...

"Andrew:Oxford says...
12:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13

I thought there had to be a referendum if there was a 2% increase?"


Not doubt they'll find away round it, so we have no say as per usual !
"Andrew:Oxford says... 12:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13 I thought there had to be a referendum if there was a 2% increase?" Not doubt they'll find away round it, so we have no say as per usual ! Arkright
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11:22pm Sat 2 Feb 13

wrongly parked says...

Considering the very poor service we get from Thames Valley police we should be getting a refund not an increase!
Considering the very poor service we get from Thames Valley police we should be getting a refund not an increase! wrongly parked
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12:30am Sun 3 Feb 13

nic69in says...

hmmmmm 2% increase for what ????
hmmmmm 2% increase for what ???? nic69in
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2:29am Sun 3 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

nic69in wrote:
hmmmmm 2% increase for what ????
To pay Stansfeld's £85K wages of course.
[quote][p][bold]nic69in[/bold] wrote: hmmmmm 2% increase for what ????[/p][/quote]To pay Stansfeld's £85K wages of course. Grunden Skip
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10:18am Mon 4 Feb 13

John D Walker says...

It's a 1.99% rise, just below the 2% required for a referendum.
It's a 1.99% rise, just below the 2% required for a referendum. John D Walker
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12:56pm Mon 4 Feb 13

snert says...

Hmm, according to this: http://www.thamesval
ley.police.uk/counci
l-tax-2012-13.pdf on the last page it says:

The Authority’s net revenue budget for 2012/13 is £371.162 million, which represents an annual reduction of £15.356 million or 4%.
Thames Valley Police Authority has again taken the decision to freeze the police element of your council tax bill for 2012/13. This entitles the Authority to receive a government grant, equivalent to the income from a council tax increase of 3%.

So my council tax bill is going up despite the authority exercising a decision to freeze the police element of my council tax. Am I reading this correctly?
Hmm, according to this: http://www.thamesval ley.police.uk/counci l-tax-2012-13.pdf on the last page it says: The Authority’s net revenue budget for 2012/13 is £371.162 million, which represents an annual reduction of £15.356 million or 4%. Thames Valley Police Authority has again taken the decision to freeze the police element of your council tax bill for 2012/13. This entitles the Authority to receive a government grant, equivalent to the income from a council tax increase of 3%. So my council tax bill is going up despite the authority exercising a decision to freeze the police element of my council tax. Am I reading this correctly? snert
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1:33pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

snert wrote:
Hmm, according to this: http://www.thamesval

ley.police.uk/counci

l-tax-2012-13.pdf on the last page it says:

The Authority’s net revenue budget for 2012/13 is £371.162 million, which represents an annual reduction of £15.356 million or 4%.
Thames Valley Police Authority has again taken the decision to freeze the police element of your council tax bill for 2012/13. This entitles the Authority to receive a government grant, equivalent to the income from a council tax increase of 3%.

So my council tax bill is going up despite the authority exercising a decision to freeze the police element of my council tax. Am I reading this correctly?
No stansfeld said on the radio interview with Phil Gayle that the Council Tax increase for the police had gone through, and he said it equates to only £3 a year for the average householder.
[quote][p][bold]snert[/bold] wrote: Hmm, according to this: http://www.thamesval ley.police.uk/counci l-tax-2012-13.pdf on the last page it says: The Authority’s net revenue budget for 2012/13 is £371.162 million, which represents an annual reduction of £15.356 million or 4%. Thames Valley Police Authority has again taken the decision to freeze the police element of your council tax bill for 2012/13. This entitles the Authority to receive a government grant, equivalent to the income from a council tax increase of 3%. So my council tax bill is going up despite the authority exercising a decision to freeze the police element of my council tax. Am I reading this correctly?[/p][/quote]No stansfeld said on the radio interview with Phil Gayle that the Council Tax increase for the police had gone through, and he said it equates to only £3 a year for the average householder. Grunden Skip
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