Thursday, 5 November 2015

Police and Crime Commissioner Leads Legal Challenge

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has written to the Policing Minister outlining a number of concerns about the consultation being undertaken on the policing funding formula.

In total six Police and Crime Commissioners from across the country have joined forces to look at challenging the process that the Home Office have followed and are now in the process of considering if there are grounds for a Judicial Review.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes said “We are still in the consultation stage of the police funding formula and it is important to highlight that the Government has not followed its own consultant requirements. We have written to the Policing Minister and will now look at all the options available to us, including a Judicial Review.

“I am very concerned about the potentially serious implications for Cumbria from changes to the funding formula and I will highlight these when I respond to the consultation at the end of the month.”

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