No cuts to police budget announced by the Chancellor
Responding to today’s announcement by the Chancellor of no cuts to the police service budget, chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners finance group, Paddy Tipping, said:
“We praise the government that during this difficult time they have taken the decision to not cut the police budget. We continue to be committed to innovation and reform to provide a secure service to the public who value neighbourhood policing. We will be working together, and with the government, to continue to invest in new technology; reduce back off costs and share resources where possible.
“We welcome the resources being made available to fund care and support for vulnerable women through redirecting taxation.
“In addition, we know that both the courts and prison systems need reform and investment. We therefore welcome the Chancellors announcements.
“The details of these announcements need to be worked through. We look forward to further discussions and provisional grant announcements next month.”