I’m pleased to see the Home Office recognise that the current funding levels aren’t reflective of need, especially in Suffolk. I’m particularly glad that the Minister for Crime and Policing has committed to ensuring fairer funding within this parliament, before the next election.
Fair funding for our police services is essential when we are trying to improve safety on our streets. I’ve been pushing for fairer funding for Suffolk police forces in the chamber, and through letters to the minister.
Kit Malthouse, Minister for Crime and Policing, responded saying “it has been clear for some time that the current police funding formula is out of date and no longer accurately reflects demand on policing”. I’m pleased to see this acknowledged, and will be pressing for a fairer deal for Suffolk police funding going forwards.