“Today’s statement by the Chancellor gives an indication of the finance available for Nottinghamshire Police next year (2021-22).
There are significant challenges.
Firstly, the Government will be funding 6,000 new police officers nationally in the next financial year, down from the 8,000 previously promised.
Secondly, the Treasury is demanding that nationally police forces make efficiency savings totalling £120m.
Thirdly, despite all their hard work during the pandemic, police officers and police staff pay is to be frozen next year. I know this will be met with disappointment.
Fourthly and importantly, the Chancellor is continuing to pass the costs of policing away from the Government Grant and on to Council Tax payers. His proposal is that Council Tax for a Band D property in Nottinghamshire should increase by £15 next year, taking it to £244 a year. We will need to consult on this.
It’s been a tough year. This is a tough announcement and tough decisions will need to be made.”
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Posted on Wednesday 25th November 2020