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Home Office cuts police funding by almost £300 million

THE service must brace itself for further cuts after it was announced that the central government policing budget would shrink by five per cent. There will be £299m less available to policing, the publication of the Police Grant Report for England and Wales revealed. Every force – including Devon and Cornwall Police – will be […]

“Police Grant Settlement is a joke,” says Police Federation

POLICE officers “simply cannot do any more and they, along with the public, will suffer as a result” of five per cent cuts to the policing budget, the Police Federation of England and Wales has said. Steve White, Federation chairman, described the £299 million less given to policing by the Government for 2015/16 as a […]