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Commissioner disappointed as Lancashire police face biggest shortfall in Home Office funding decision

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw has called again for the Government to review its decision making as new figures show that Lancashire police are the biggest losers in a Home Office funding process. The Home Office reserves a pot from the national policing budget to meet unexpected policing costs. Data published this week showed that Lancashire’s bid to […]

7 June, 2018

Government should look again at police funding as violent crime strategy contains no new money

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, is calling on the government to reconsider police funding amid increasing demands on police, as the Home Secretary’s latest announcement contained no new money to tackle violent crime. Austerity in policing should be urgently reviewed as a Home Office report says government cuts to the police had “likely contributed” to a rise in […]

9 April, 2018

Lancashire Police ‘short-changed’ by Government over fracking protests

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has urged Police and Fire Minister Nick Hurd to reconsider a decision to reimburse Lancashire Police just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests at Preston New Road. Despite repeated requests outlining the growing costs of the policing operation, which by the end of March 2018 will have reached […]

28 March, 2018

Commissioner calls on Government to come clean to council tax payers on police funding

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the Government to come clean to council tax payers about the increased funding for policing announced today in the House of Commons. Policing Minister Nick Hurd today revealed the latest finance settlement for PCCs across the country to fund their forces, with next year’s Central Grant funding allocation to Lancashire staying at […]

19 December, 2017

Lancashire Commissioner joins North West colleagues in calling on the Government to reverse police cuts

This week, myself and other North West colleagues called on the Government to reverse years of policing austerity in Wednesday’s Queen Speech I joined the Mayor of Greater Manchester and Police Crime Commissioners for Merseyside and Cheshire in writing to the Home Secretary to ensure that the public’s concerns about police cuts are top of the Government’s agenda. Citing recent […]

23 June, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions: fracking

Who is paying for policing? Facilitating the right to peaceful protest, keeping roads and highways open, protecting the public and preventing crimes occurring are all elements of the day to day job of Lancashire police. As residents of Lancashire we are all paying for everything the police do through national taxation, which comes back to the police through Home Office […]

20 March, 2017

Clive Grunshaw calls on the Government to meet the cost of policing the fracking protests

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the Government to meet the costs of policing protests against fracking in Lancashire. The Commissioner said: “The decision to allow fracking in Lancashire is a decision made in Westminster, but the people of Lancashire are being asked to pick up the tab of policing the protests that go with it. “Sajid Javid […]

14 March, 2017

COMMISSIONER: GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STOP CONNING THE PUBLIC OVER CUTS TO POLICING

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has urged the Government to stop conning the public over claims it has protected police funding at 2015/16 levels. The plea comes after the Government revealed its latest finance settlement for PCCs to fund their police services which shows a grant reduction of £3.5m for the same period. The Policing Minister, Brandon Lewis, today revealed […]

15 December, 2016

Commissioner seeks views on council tax

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has today launched a survey asking the public if they want to freeze or increase the amount they pay towards policing in the county. The Commissioner is responsible for setting the budget for the police and for deciding the amount of council tax (known as the precept) the public in Lancashire pay towards […]

Commissioner welcomes report into efficiency of police

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has welcomed a report from independent inspectors that rated Lancashire Constabulary as one of the most efficient forces in the country. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) into the efficiency of police forces found Lancashire to be ‘good’ overall at efficiently keeping people safe and reducing crime. Furthermore, inspectors could […]

3 November, 2016
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