Policing in austerity: One year on

Published on: 2 July 2012

Publication types: Value for money inspection


In October 2010, the Government announced that the central funding provided to the police service would reduce by 20% in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015.

We carried out an inspection of all 43 police forces in England and Wales in Spring 2011, to see how they were planning to meet this financial challenge. When the results were published in July 2011, we committed to returning one year later to report on progress, and to assess whether there had been any impact on the service provided to the public.

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