Derbyshire cop budget

Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles welcomed news in the Budget that Derbyshire Police is to be protected from any further cuts in Government funding for 2013/14.

Mr Charles said: “But the bad news is that the Chancellor’s decision to cut the entire Home Office budget in 2014/15 by one per cent means that the Force could lose a further £1 million of funding on top of the £12 million we have lost so far.

“We don’t know the exact figures yet, which means that currently we are uncertain just how deeply our police service will be affected in the next two financial years.”