More cuts for Devon and Cornwall Police?

More cuts for Devon and Cornwall Police?

More cuts for Devon and Cornwall Police?

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The thin blue line could be even thinner in future as Devon and Cornwall Police face a further budget squeeze.

The estimate is that the force will have to save £30m over the next four years, on top of the £51million the force already needs to save.

Cuts in government funding have already seen the force lose hundreds of officers.

The information comes from BBC South West Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Hall and came from by senior police sources, however the force has not commented ahead of a funding announcement, expected next week.

 

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8:38pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

I believe if the government afforded Cornwall an effective rural allowance and were fairer in funding, Cornwall would probably be about 48 million better off.
The government grant for Cornwall is £408 per person, in contrast, Hackney in London receive £1,041 per person. If Cornwall Council had a larger budget then an increase in council tax to support police services would effectively go unnoticed, council tax increase would not need to fill the gap for essential services to the current degree in order to compensate current lack of government funding.
I believe if the government afforded Cornwall an effective rural allowance and were fairer in funding, Cornwall would probably be about 48 million better off. The government grant for Cornwall is £408 per person, in contrast, Hackney in London receive £1,041 per person. If Cornwall Council had a larger budget then an increase in council tax to support police services would effectively go unnoticed, council tax increase would not need to fill the gap for essential services to the current degree in order to compensate current lack of government funding. Gillian R.Z. Martin
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