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NEC Statement - Increased Police funding
The Liberal Party notes the recent government announcement of additional funding for the UKs police forces. The additional funding is estimated to be in the region of 450 million pounds for the period 2018-9.

Although such funding increases are to be welcomed, the sums promised do little to reverse 7 years of funding cuts in the name of austerity and the loss of over 20000 police posts.

Of the quoted increase, 270 million will in fact comes from an increase to the precept delivered via council tax, and so the weight of this increase is being disproportionally passed onto hard pressed householders.

The Liberal Party calls for the proper funding of the UK’s police force’s, which will allow them to both revitalise and strengthen local policing and meet future challenges.

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