£30m COVID surge fund for policing


Today the government has announced an additional £60m of funding to support the police service and Local Authorities in their response to Covid restrictions and enforcement. £30m will be allocated to policing via PCCs, with the remaining £30m to Local Authorities to increase their compliance work and enforcement checks on businesses.

In response, APCC Finance Lead, Roger Hirst, and Deputy Lead, Paddy Tipping said:

“We have been working with the Home Office to secure additional funding to support the Service through the COVID pandemic, and we welcome the announcement of an additional £30m. We are in dialogue with the government to secure the full COVID cost recovery for the service for the period up to now and in terms of future additional resource requirements during the current challenges.     

“On a broader level Police and Crime Commissioners, Chief Constables and the Home Office have been working together on a Spending Review submission to Treasury that articulates the resource requirements of the Service over the next few years.  Our submission is backed up by robust evidence and we are confident that we have provided the best possible case for a funding envelope which will allow us to deliver the service the public expects and deserves.”      


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