Briefing: Swift Read: Financial Sustainability of Police Forces in England and Wales 2018

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
September 24, 2018
Mike Woods, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • Departmental support
  • effectiveness of system
  • Financial Stability
Crime, policing and community safety, Local government finance

This NAO report sets out the effect of year-on-year funding cuts on the police. Whilst the tone of the report was measured, it was highly critical of the Home Office’s oversight of police services. This swift read provides a brief introduction to the way the police service is funded and outlines the main findings of the report.

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