Calls To 101 Are Now Free

Calls to 101 Are Now Free


The below information was taken from the Gov.UK website


From 1st April no member of the public should have to pay for 101 non-emergency calls to the police. Currently callers to the 101 number are connected to their local police force, or a force of their choice, and charged 15p a time.


The vast majority of people will be able to use the service free of charge from tomorrow. However, from 1 April to 1 July there remains a chance that users of small operators will be charged for using the 101 service. The Home Office will be urging those providers to refund their customers.


More The service should be used when an emergency response is not required. For example:


  • if your car has been stolen

  • if your property has been damaged

  • if you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood to give the police information about crime in your area

  • More to speak to the police about a general enquiry

More Members of the public should continue to call the free 999 service for emergencies.


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