Feb 102017

The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel met on Monday and voted to support the £5 average increase to the policing precept proposed by the Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson.

The Panel, which did have the power to veto the proposal, accepted the increase after a detailed question and answer session with the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The increase is based on an average precept increase of £5. This would produce a charge for each property band for 2017/18, as follows:-

2016/17 2017/18
Statutory Proportion Precept
£ : p
£ : p
£ : p
£ : p
A   6/9 74.37 77.70 3.33 0.06
B   7/9 86.76 90.65 3.89 0.07
C   8/9 99.16 103.60 4.44 0.09
D   9/9 111.55 116.55 5.00 0.10
E 11/9 136.34 142.45 6.11 0.12
F 13/9 161.13 168.35 7.22 0.14
G 15/9 185.92 194.25 8.33 0.16
H 18/9 223.10 233.10 10.00 0.19


The Panel’s report has been published on the Panel website at http://westmidlandspcp.co.uk/publications/

The Panel further asked that the PCC carefully consider the costs of policing large events, such as football matches, to ensure full cost recovery (including consequential costs, such as policing the routes to and from a match). Those events that are for profit should be distinguished from public demonstrations.

The precept is the part of the council tax that pays for policing. The Police and Crime Commissioner must present his proposals each year to the Police and Crime Panel.

The Panel, made up of councillors from the 7 West Midlands local councils and two independent members, must review the proposal and agree, made recommendations, or veto the Commissioner’s proposal.