Jeff Cuthbert
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Half of Gwent Police's budget set to be paid by rate payers

The new Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has warned half the force's £119m budget will need to be raised locally by 2021.

Jeff Cuthbert said the police precept, which is collected with council tax, is likely to be increased each year due to Home Office cuts.

He said he had "little choice but to turn to the local population" for the money

Other Welsh forces are, or plan to be, at similar levels.

The Home Office has been asked to comment.

  • 02 Aug 2016