Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

In the October 2010 spending review, the Government announced that central funding to the police service in England and Wales would be reduced in real terms by 20% in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015.

HMIC’s Valuing the Police Programme has tracked how forces have planned to make savings to meet this budget reduction. This report explains, analyses and makes recommendations in relation to what we found as we entered the third year of the spending review period.

Reports

National report

Read the inspection report, Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Press release

Read the press release for Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Data

View the underlying data

Force reports

Avon and Somerset – Response to the funding challenge

Bedfordshire – Response to the funding challenge

British Transport Police – Response to the funding challenge

Cambridgeshire – Response to the funding challenge

Cheshire – Response to the funding challenge

City of London – Response to the funding challenge

Cleveland – Response to the funding challenge

Cumbria – Response to the funding challenge

Derbyshire – Response to the funding challenge

Devon and Cornwall – Response to the funding challenge

Dorset – Response to the funding challenge

Durham – Response to the funding challenge

Dyfed-Powys – Response to the funding challenge

Essex – Response to the funding challenge

Gloucestershire – Response to the funding challenge

Greater Manchester – Response to the funding challenge

Gwent – Response to the funding challenge

Hampshire – Response to the funding challenge

Hertfordshire – Response to the funding challenge

Humberside – Response to the funding challenge

Kent – Response to the funding challenge

Lancashire – Response to the funding challenge

Leicestershire – Response to the funding challenge

Lincolnshire – Response to the funding challenge

Merseyside – Response to the funding challenge

Metropolitan – Response to the funding challenge

Norfolk – Response to the funding challenge

North Wales – Response to the funding challenge

North Yorkshire – Response to the funding challenge

Northamptonshire – Response to the funding challenge

Northumbria – Response to the funding challenge

Nottinghamshire – Response to the funding challenge

South Wales – Response to the funding challenge

South Yorkshire – Response to the funding challenge

Staffordshire – Response to the funding challenge

Suffolk – Response to the funding challenge

Surrey – Response to the funding challenge

Sussex – Response to the funding challenge

Thames Valley – Response to the funding challenge

Warwickshire – Response to the funding challenge

West Mercia – Response to the funding challenge

West Midlands – Response to the funding challenge

West Yorkshire – Response to the funding challenge

Wiltshire – Response to the funding challenge