The law requires that the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) agrees his budget and associated precept and basic council tax for the forthcoming year before 1 March each year.
However, before doing so, the PCC must notify the Police and Crime Panel of the precept, which they propose to issue for the following year.
The attached report sets out the options for consideration by the PCC in making the decision.
The PCC is asked to approve the 2015/16 tax base as 142,702 Band D and equivalent properties.
Based on prior discussions, the PCC is asked to approve proposing a Band D Police Precept of £206.26 to the Police and Crime Panel for 2015/16.
This is an increase of 1.99% on this year’s precept and will result in a Band D Police Precept increase of 8p per week. However, about 80% of properties in Cleveland are in Council Tax Bands A to C. They will only pay an increase of between 5p and 7p per week based on a 1.99% increase.