South Wales police and crime panel has approved plans by the force's commissioner to increase by 7% the amount added to council tax bills to pay for policing. The increase translates into £181 on a Band D property in the area.
The Commissioner, Alun Michael, said it would plug some of the gap caused by cuts and years of underfunding. But two panel members from Rhondda Cynon Taf council said they couldn't support the increase because it would hit the poorest households.
The plans could yet be scuppered by the Local Government minister, Carl Sargeant, who has the power to cap increases in the police precept.
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