Tax payers left to cover Government funding cuts for Derbyshire Police



Government funding for Derbyshire Police has dropped in recent years, leaving local taxpayers to pick up the bill.
Figures from the Home Office show that Derbyshire Police’s Government funding dropped by two per cent between the budgets for the 2015-16 and 2018-19 financial years.
The decrease was even larger in real terms, when inflation is taken into account.
Over the same period, the amount of funding received through council tax – the other main source of revenue for the force – increased by 16 per cent.
In Derbyshire in 2018-19, £107 million of funding came from the Government, and £60... read more

 
19 July 2018 in Regional East, Views: 35
Source: Belper News
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