Local Government minister Carl Sargeant is refusing to say if he'll cap the 7% increase in police precept agreed by South Wales' Police and Crime panel. He'll meet the Commissioner Alun Michael shortly to discuss the planned rise. A spokeswoman for the minister said
The Minister for Local Government and Communities has indicated that he expects councils and police and crime commissioners to act reasonably and responsibly in setting council taxes for next year taking account of household spending pressures as well as their own budget pressures. He is prepared to use the capping powers available to him should the need arise.
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