Police in Humberside are facing a real-terms cut of £2.06m next year. This week the Government announced that core funding for police budgets will remain exactly the same as last year.
Taking into account inflation, that means Humberside Police will face a real-terms cut of £2.06m.
The additional £270m of funding the Government claims to be investing in the police nationally depends entirely on local Police and Crime Commissioners raising the police precept in their areas, which the Liberal Democrats have branded a "stealth council tax rise."
Crime in Hull is rising and hundreds of residents have shared their concerns as part of our Hull Crime Survey.
Residents and councillors can help Humberside Police by providing information about areas of particular concern – it’s so important that people report crimes when they witness them.
But ultimately, our police force needs more money. The impact of this cut to police budgets will be felt across the city and Lib Dems are genuinely shocked at this short-sighted and damaging decision by the Government.