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One of the government’s priorities in this new Parliament is to continue the ambitious programme of police reforms taken forward over the last 5 years. This includes putting police funding on a long-term, sustainable footing.
A detailed review of existing arrangements has concluded that the current model for allocating core government grant funding to the police in England and Wales, the Police Allocation Formula, is complex, opaque and out of date. The government believes that the formula should be replaced by a simplified model, and has launched a consultation seeking views on the principles underpinning this model, with a view to implementation for the 2016/17 financial year. It also invites views on a number of important decisions including how to transition from the current approach to the new model and proposes a further simplification in the way in which legacy council tax grants are managed.
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