West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner's comment regarding funding formula (11 Dec 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has backed calls for an independent panel to help the Home Office devise a new funding formula for police forces in England and Wales.

Mark Burns-Williamson, said:

"The way in which the Home Office allocates money to different police forces has always hit West Yorkshire particularly unfairly and I have always fought for a fairer funding deal and will continue to do so.

"The system needs looking at but the Home Office have not handled this very well at all and I would have greater confidence in the process if an independent organisation now looked at it. What it mustn't be is a way of penalising us even further given the millions we have already lost through the current funding formula and last CSR "

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