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Police and Fire and Rescue Services: Taxation

Question for Home Office

UIN 55627, tabled on 30 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the taxation levels of front-line police and fire services across the constituent parts of the UK.

Answered on

8 December 2016

Both policing and the fire service are devolved in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Council tax policy in Wales is a matter for the Welsh government. Council tax referendum principles for local authorities in England are set by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and are subject to the approval of the House of Commons. An announcement about principles for 2017/18 will, be made shortly.

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