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.
Please note: In July 2017 HMIC took on responsibility for fire & rescue service inspections and was renamed HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Inspections carried out before July 2017 may continue to refer to HMIC.