‘Government language wrong’

Dame Vera Baird.
Dame Vera Baird.

Labour Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have expressed concerns at what the Government continues to state in relation to protection for police funding, raising it with the UK Statistics Authority.

Northumbria PCC, Dame Vera Baird QC, said: “The Government cannot claim to protect police budgets when they are moving the burden on to local taxpayers.

“Despite the claims of government, the majority of police forces this year have not received at least the same direct resources funding in cash as they received in 2015/16.”