Greater Manchester Police budget cut to pay for police in London

The Bolton News: Greater Manchester Police budget cut to pay for police in London Greater Manchester Police budget cut to pay for police in London

GREATER Manchester Police's funding has been cut by £6.4 million to pay for other schemes - including extra funding for the City of London Police.

Crime commissioner Tony Lloyd blasted the move, which will see funding diverted to projects including:

  • Allowing people to join the police service at a senior rank without having to have to walk the beat.
  • Paying for the Independent Police Complaints Commission
  • Funding the City of London police, the country's smallest police force, which mainly runs a specialised fraud operation to protect the UK's banking industry.

Mr Lloyd said: “Be in no doubt – this is money that is being taken directly from frontline policing here in Greater Manchester.

"It is funding that the chief constable could and should be using to keep the people I represent safe.

"Instead it is being used to fund pet projects that will be of little or no benefit to the people of Greater Manchester.

“The idea that the banking sector is to get extra protection at the expense of Greater Manchester residents is extraordinary.

"Forcing Greater Manchester Police to pay for a scheme to allow people to enter the police service at senior ranks, when I will not be introducing this unpopular and patronising measure, is just wrong.

“And taking money out of the police to give to the Independent Police Complaints Commission at a time when that organisation is largely discredited and the entire area of police integrity is in need of urgent review is foolhardy.

“We were always expecting the government to do something like this, but the amount they are clawing back is outrageous.”

He added that he was writing to the home secretary to demand she justifies the additional cuts, which he claims could pay for 145 police officers or 210 PCSOs.

Changes to the way in which police funding is calculated will result in an additional £2 million cut from GMP’s budget.

The £6.4 million of extra cuts breaks down as follows:

  • Police Innovation Fund £2.65m
  • IPCC - £0.95 million
  • HMIC inspection - £0.48 million
  • Direct entry scheme - £0.16 million
  • City of London Police - £0.11 million
  • National Police Coordination Centre - £0.05 million
  • Funding formula changes - £2 million
  • Total - £6.4 million

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10:16am Fri 20 Dec 13

lv8151 says...

Vive la Revolution
Vive la Revolution lv8151

10:20am Fri 20 Dec 13

What the Deuce!! says...

Great headline, not even 2% is going to the City of London! The Tabloids would be proud of such sensationalism.
Great headline, not even 2% is going to the City of London! The Tabloids would be proud of such sensationalism. What the Deuce!!

10:26am Fri 20 Dec 13

coolcat says...

Tony Lloyd can make an immediate contribution and resign. Complete and utter waste of public money, as all Crime Commissioners are.
Tony Lloyd can make an immediate contribution and resign. Complete and utter waste of public money, as all Crime Commissioners are. coolcat

12:19pm Fri 20 Dec 13

miroku says...

coolcat wrote:
Tony Lloyd can make an immediate contribution and resign. Complete and utter waste of public money, as all Crime Commissioners are.
Also, don't forget his deputy commissioner AND 38 staff named on his official website, not counting volunteers.

Nice work if you can get it.
[quote][p][bold]coolcat[/bold] wrote: Tony Lloyd can make an immediate contribution and resign. Complete and utter waste of public money, as all Crime Commissioners are.[/p][/quote]Also, don't forget his deputy commissioner AND 38 staff named on his official website, not counting volunteers. Nice work if you can get it. miroku

1:48pm Fri 20 Dec 13

atlas123 says...

It just goes to show what a awaste of time PCCs are. He has no control over anything and does little more than gob off about stuff he doesn't like every-now-and-again.



And please BN, what the hell is the Police innovation Fund all about ?

City of London Police run the Action Fraud thing that takes a substantial amount of work of GMP.
It just goes to show what a awaste of time PCCs are. He has no control over anything and does little more than gob off about stuff he doesn't like every-now-and-again. And please BN, what the hell is the Police innovation Fund all about ? City of London Police run the Action Fraud thing that takes a substantial amount of work of GMP. atlas123

2:01pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Mr Bridger says...

The Bolton News making the figures look bigger than they are:

National Police Coordination Centre - £0.05 million

It's obvious they just want the word million in there as many times as possible.
The Bolton News making the figures look bigger than they are: National Police Coordination Centre - £0.05 million It's obvious they just want the word million in there as many times as possible. Mr Bridger

3:40pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Phil from Smithills says...

Tony Lloyd increased the police element of our council tax for this financial year 2013/14.Lets see if he increases it again next year.#

Last year he said it was for more police officers, I suspect they were allocated into Manchester.

He is Manchester based, a former Manchester member of parliament who recruited the deputy leader of Manchester city council as his deputy....there seems to be a common denominator here.
Tony Lloyd increased the police element of our council tax for this financial year 2013/14.Lets see if he increases it again next year.# Last year he said it was for more police officers, I suspect they were allocated into Manchester. He is Manchester based, a former Manchester member of parliament who recruited the deputy leader of Manchester city council as his deputy....there seems to be a common denominator here. Phil from Smithills

4:59pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Hollieanne says...

Tony Lloyd moaning about money being given to pet projects. That's rich for a labour man!!! Let's see if there's a reduction in council tax as well eh?
Tony Lloyd moaning about money being given to pet projects. That's rich for a labour man!!! Let's see if there's a reduction in council tax as well eh? Hollieanne

7:05pm Fri 20 Dec 13

atlas123 says...

Phil from Smithills wrote:
Tony Lloyd increased the police element of our council tax for this financial year 2013/14.Lets see if he increases it again next year.#

Last year he said it was for more police officers, I suspect they were allocated into Manchester.

He is Manchester based, a former Manchester member of parliament who recruited the deputy leader of Manchester city council as his deputy....there seems to be a common denominator here.
50 I think recruited last year....

How many left/retired?
[quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: Tony Lloyd increased the police element of our council tax for this financial year 2013/14.Lets see if he increases it again next year.# Last year he said it was for more police officers, I suspect they were allocated into Manchester. He is Manchester based, a former Manchester member of parliament who recruited the deputy leader of Manchester city council as his deputy....there seems to be a common denominator here.[/p][/quote]50 I think recruited last year.... How many left/retired? atlas123

7:18pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Phil from Smithills says...

atlas123 wrote:
Phil from Smithills wrote:
Tony Lloyd increased the police element of our council tax for this financial year 2013/14.Lets see if he increases it again next year.#

Last year he said it was for more police officers, I suspect they were allocated into Manchester.

He is Manchester based, a former Manchester member of parliament who recruited the deputy leader of Manchester city council as his deputy....there seems to be a common denominator here.
50 I think recruited last year....

How many left/retired?
How many were allocated to Bolton?

or are we all paying for extra police to police Manchester?
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: Tony Lloyd increased the police element of our council tax for this financial year 2013/14.Lets see if he increases it again next year.# Last year he said it was for more police officers, I suspect they were allocated into Manchester. He is Manchester based, a former Manchester member of parliament who recruited the deputy leader of Manchester city council as his deputy....there seems to be a common denominator here.[/p][/quote]50 I think recruited last year.... How many left/retired?[/p][/quote]How many were allocated to Bolton? or are we all paying for extra police to police Manchester? Phil from Smithills

8:30am Mon 23 Dec 13

The Righteous One says...

Phil from Smithills wrote:
Tony Lloyd increased the police element of our council tax for this financial year 2013/14.Lets see if he increases it again next year.#

Last year he said it was for more police officers, I suspect they were allocated into Manchester.

He is Manchester based, a former Manchester member of parliament who recruited the deputy leader of Manchester city council as his deputy....there seems to be a common denominator here.
Do you know where the headquatrtes atre based?
[quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: Tony Lloyd increased the police element of our council tax for this financial year 2013/14.Lets see if he increases it again next year.# Last year he said it was for more police officers, I suspect they were allocated into Manchester. He is Manchester based, a former Manchester member of parliament who recruited the deputy leader of Manchester city council as his deputy....there seems to be a common denominator here.[/p][/quote]Do you know where the headquatrtes atre based? The Righteous One

11:20am Mon 23 Dec 13

Phil from Smithills says...

Yes, Salford, next to Manchester
Yes, Salford, next to Manchester Phil from Smithills

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